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EU Calls for Zimbabwe to Implement Electoral Reforms Ahead of 2023 Polls

Elmar Brok, the head of the EU electoral mission, told reporters Friday that as Zimbabwe prepares for next year’s elections, it must amend its electoral laws so that all parties have a fair chance of winning at the polls.Brok and his team were assigned…

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South African believed to be world’s oldest woman turns 128

PRETORIA— Johanna Mazibuko, the South African believed to be the “world’s oldest woman”, celebrated her 128th birthday last week. Photos that were shared on social media showed the centenarian celebrating the huge milestone with loved ones.According to…

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Mozambique Approves Tough Anti-terror Bill

Mozambique’s parliament Thursday approved a tough new anti-terror law that imposes stiff prison sentences for convicted jihadis, but also for anyone spreading misinformation about the country’s insurgency.The measure, which calls for up to 24 years in …

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Spain, Portugal detect suspected monkeypox cases

MADRID— Spain and Portugal have detected around 30 suspected cases of monkeypox, officials said after British authorities found several cases of the viral infection which is rare in Europe.Health officials have noted some of the UK infections may be th…

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US Says ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero ‘Wrongfully Detained’

The United States said Thursday it has determined that “Hotel Rwanda” hero Paul Rusesabagina has been “wrongfully detained” by Kigali, which handed him a 25-year prison term.Rusesabagina, who holds U.S. permanent residence and Belgian citizenship, has …

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China’s Illegal Rosewood Trade with Mali Under Scrutiny

A cursory Google search for “rosewood furniture China” brings up plenty of sites selling the luxury item, but most buyers are likely unaware that their treasured table or chair could be the product of a rampant illegal trade in the protected tree speci…

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World in no better place to fight pandemics than before COVID – review panel

Published by Reuters UK By Jennifer Rigby LONDON (Reuters) – The world is no better prepared for a new pandemic threat than it was when…

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Tigray War Costing 1 Million Children a Third Year of School, UN Says

A total of 1.39 million children in the Tigray region are currently missing out on education because of Ethiopia’s civil war, according to the United Nations.While journalists are banned from entering Tigray, VOA was able to access the neighboring Amha…

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