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Shehu Sani said the expenses were a "moral issue
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Nigerian Senators receive $37,500 a month on expenses

A Nigerian politician has revealed that senators receive 13.5m naira [£27,000, $37,500] every month to use on expenses of their own choice. Shehu Sani, a senator for the governing All Progressives Congress [APC] party, said there is little accountability about how the money is spent. He has called for the […]

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At least 17 dead in Florida High School shooting

  At least 17 people were killed Wednesday in a high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the Broward County Sheriff’s office said. Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered government flags flown at half-staff through Monday in honor of victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a public school […]

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Trump plan to offer citizenship to 1.8m undocumented immigrants

The White House has outlined an immigration plan for nearly two million people to become US citizens in exchange for funding for a controversial border wall with Mexico. The framework was suggested by a senior Trump aide, ahead of legislative negotiations with Democrats. The proposed bill, to be unveiled on […]

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa
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South African Court orders for Zuma’s impeachment process

South Africa’s top court has found that parliament failed to comply with its duties in holding President Jacob Zuma accountable over a public funding case. The ruling said parliament must now set out rules for impeachment proceedings, but it remains unclear whether this will lead to any impeachment. The court […]

Sinai has seen waves of attacks by militants in recent years
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Egypt hangs 15 militants convicted of 2013 Sinai attacks

Egypt has hanged 15 militants who were convicted of carrying out attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula in 2013, authorities say. The executions were carried out on Tuesday at two prisons in the north of the country, where the men were held. They were convicted of killing soldiers, […]

Sudanese women arrested for wearing trousers
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24 women arrested for wearing trousers

Charges of indecency have been dropped against 24 women who were arrested for wearing trousers at a party near the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. The gathering was raided by morality police on Wednesday. If convicted, the women could have faced punishment of 40 lashes and a fine for wearing “an obscene […]

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Man ‘poisoned family members after joining cult’

Italian police have arrested a man who allegedly used a rat poison ingredient to kill members of his family because they were “impure”. Mattia Del Zotto, 27, is accused of sprinkling the toxic chemical thallium in the food of his paternal grandparents and aunt, who died. Five other relatives are […]

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US Supreme Court allows enforcement of Trump’s travel ban

The Supreme Court on Monday granted President Trump’s request to fully enforce his revised order banning travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries while legal challenges to it proceed in lower courts. It was a victory for the White House, which has seen the courts […]

President Robert Mugabe, 92, Zimbabwe’s ruler of 37 years, has received up to $1.2 million for his trips, a former minister said. Credit Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters
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Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said. A letter from Mr Mugabe said that the decision was voluntary and that he had made it to allow a smooth transition of power. The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against him. Lawmakers roared […]

People watch as Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe addresses the nation on national television, at a bar in Harare
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Mugabe Defies Resignation and Lives Another Day

It was widely believed to be an historic moment when Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe would step down. But instead, during an address to the nation, Mugabe simply provided an update on meetings that have taken place since the army took control of Zimbabwe. The first hint that Mugabe would remain […]