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China forges strategic ties with Djibouti after opening base

  REUTERS | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017   Chinese President Xi Jinping and Djibout’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on Thursday. (REUTERS) BEIJING: China on Thursday offered loans to Djibouti, the site of its first overseas military base, as the Horn of Africa state’s leader told President Xi ...

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Lebanon PM Hariri to supporters: ‘I’m staying with you’

  November 22, 2017   Reuters Staff   Saad al-Hariri who suspended his decision to resign as prime minister talks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Aziz Taher BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri told his supporters on Wednesday he would stay with them, after suspending his resignation in a move that eased a ...

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Zimbabwe’s Incoming President Returns From Exile

  November 22, 2017   Zimbabwe’s incoming president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, returned to the country Wednesday after spending about two weeks in exile. His ascendance follows the resignation Tuesday of longtime President Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe’s parliament speaker said Mnangagwa would be sworn in as president on Friday. The former vice president abruptly fled the country November 6 after Mugabe fired him. ...

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US Military: Drone Strike Kills More Than 100 Al-Shabab in Somalia

  November 22, 2017   A U.S. military drone strike has killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants in Somalia, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said. Military officials told VOA that Tuesday’s strike hit an al-Shabab training camp in the country’s Bay region, about 200 kilometers northwest of the capital, Mogadishu. “It’s obvious from what we were seeing that these were militants,” ...

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Turkey issues arrest warrants for 107 teachers over failed coup

November 22, 2017   A banner depicting US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen on a street in in Novi Pazar, Serbia on Oct 11, 2017. The banner reads, “His turn will come one day”.PHOTO: REUTERS ISTANBUL – Turkish authorities on Monday (Nov 20) issued arrest warrants for 107 teachers for suspected ties to the US-based cleric Ankara blames for orchestrating last ...

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TREK THROUGH AFRICA: Somaliland ticks boxes of statehood

  November 21, 2017   By TRISTEN TAYLOR   The immigration official at the border between Ethiopia and the Republic of Somaliland says that, in his seven years of working at the small and dusty border post, he has never seen a South African passport before. During the day, the air in Somaliland’s capital city Hargeisa is still and listless ...

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French police officer kills three before committing suicide

  EVE SZEFTEL | AFP | Published – Monday 20 November 2017   Police officers patrol next to red chemical dust left over blood stains from a crime scene, in which a police officer killed two passerby, then later killed the father of his girlfriend, before finally committing suicide on November 19, 2017. (AFP / Thomas Samson)   SARCELLES, France: ...

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