Kweku Adoboli deported to Ghana on flight from Heathrow

Former UBS rogue trader fought deportation having lived in the UK since childhood

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35,000 refugees in Malawi face food crisis

More than 35,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Malawi will run out of food in less than two months, the UN warned on Friday. Without additional funding, food rations will be suspended from January, the peak of the lean season between harvests, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement. The organisation said it needs 4.2 million…

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Pieter Hugo’s best photograph: the hyena men of Nigeria

‘They would beat drums to draw a crowd. Then they’d take the muzzles off the hyenas and put their heads between their jaws’

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Uproar in Senate over Buhari blaming Gadaffi for killings

There was uproar in the Senate yesterday over President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that the herdsmen, who have killed hundreds of Nigerians, particularly since the inception of his administration, were trained and armed by the late Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi. In his response to comments by the Archbishop of Canterbury, His Grace Justin Welby, on the killings in Nigeria, when the…

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies at 81

Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela‚ a stalwart in the fight against apartheid‚ has died at the age of 81. Her PA‚ Zodwa Zwane‚ confirmed the struggle veteran’s death on Monday afternoon. She said the family would be issuing a statement later in the day. Born in Bizana in the Eastern Cape in 1936‚ she moved to Johannesburg to study social work after…

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Princess Tutu’s paint sells for African record N508million

Ben Enwonwu’s  paint of Ile-Ife princess,  Adetutu Ademiluyi, known as Tutu, has fetched in a London auction £1, 205,000, four times more than expected. In naira terms, it was sold for N508, 358, 301, an African record. The Nigerian masterpiece, initially declared missing was found in a “modest north London flat” recently. The painting, ranked by arts collectors with Mona…

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Ethiopia prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns

Ethiopia’s prime minister says he has submitted his resignation as both prime minister and the chairman of the ruling coalition. Hailemariam Desalegn’s announcement comes amid a political crisis and lingering unrest in the Horn of Africa country, which has been releasing thousands of prisoners to ease tensions. Hundreds of people have died in violence sparked, initially, by an urban development plan…

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Who is Cyril Ramaphosa? South Africa’s next leader faces huge challenges

Ramaphosa, set to be president after Jacob Zuma’s resignation, will lead a wealthy and resource-rich country grappling with inequality

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Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe opposition leader, dies aged 65

Death deals blow to MDC party in face of resurgent Zanu-PF ahead of possible May poll

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S.Africa crisis: How Zuma reached the brink

South Africa’s scandal-tainted president, Jacob Zuma, is at the brink of being ousted after an extraordinary two-month saga. Here are key moments in the drama: – New ANC chief – The African National Congress (ANC) met in December to elect a new leader to succeed Zuma. The battle was bitter, closely-fought and high stakes — the winner could be expected…

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