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African women enjoying increasing participation in politics: AU

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The African continent has achieved major milestones in women’s participation in political decision making during the past decade, the African Union (AU) Commission has said. “Throughout the decade, considerable progress was made in translating commitments into measurable action as most African countries took giant steps …

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Nigeria announces major nationwide anti-terror operation

Lagos, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigeria announced the launch of a major military operation across the country to combat insecurity, the army said in a statement on Saturday. The annual exercise code-named “CROCODILE SMILE” is part of the army’s efforts to combat insecurity in the West African nation, said Sagir Musa, …

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Ex-Zambian president diagnosed with colon cancer

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Former Zambian President Rupiah Banda has been diagnosed with colon cancer, his office said on Saturday. Chibeza Mfune, deputy administrative officer in the former president’s office, said in a statement the office wished to inform the nation that he has been diagnosed with cancer of the …

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Ex-Real Madrid boss Luxemburgo leaves Palmeiras

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  | XINHUA |    Former Real Madrid and Brazil manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo was sacked by Palmeiras on Wednesday after a 3-1 home defeat to Coritiba in Brazil’s Serie A championship. The 10-time league champion confirmed Luxemburgo’s departure in a brief statement on social media, just hours after …

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Egyptian, South African leaders discuss Ethiopia’s Nile dam

Cairo, Egypt  | XINHUA |    Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi received on Wednesday a phone call from his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa, during which they discussed the Ethiopian grand hydropower dam built on the Nile River, said the Egyptian presidency in a statement. Sisi reiterated Egypt’s stance regarding the Grand …

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