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Brexit: Theresa May warns of ‘uncharted waters’ ahead of key vote

With two days to go until the crucial Brexit vote, the prime minister has warned MPs they face “uncharted waters” if they reject her deal. Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, the PM said a rejection of her proposals would mean “grave uncertainty” for the UK. She warned MPs their actions could lead to a general election, and there was …

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Eritrea president says Kenya key to regional dynamics, plans visit

Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki has stressed the importance of Kenya for the new era of peace in the wider Horn of Africa region. Afwerki was speaking when he received a Kenyan delegation led by the country’s Director General of National Intelligence, the Eritrean Information Minister disclosed on Saturday. “It is a new era in the Horn of Africa and Kenya, …

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Peru arrests daughter of ex-president Fujimori in corruption probe

The 43-year-old was arrested on the orders of prosecutors investigating contributions to her campaign when she ran for president in 2011, according to her lawyer Giuliana Loza. “Persecution has been disguised as justice in our country,” the politician wrote on Twitter. Her arrest comes a week after her father Alberto Fujimori’s presidential pardon for crimes against humanity was revoked by …

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IMF warns of ‘somewhat’ greater global financial risk

Risks to the global financial system have risen somewhat in recent months as some emerging markets have struggled and trade war tensions have persisted, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday. The IMF, in its twice annual assessment of global financial stability, said conditions remain broadly conducive to economic growth, but are at risk of worsening should emerging markets deteriorate further …

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South African Kessie Nair arrested for rant against Cyril Ramaphosa

A convicted South African fraudster has been charged over a racist rant against the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on social media. Kessie Nair was charged at Verulam Magistrates Court with inciting violence and crimen injuria, or injuring a person’s dignity. He will stay in custody until his bail application is heard on 26 September. Mr Nair’s family said he had …

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Nigeria minister resigns over forged certificate

Nigeria’s finance minister has resigned over allegations she used a forged certificate to avoid the country’s mandatory one-year youth service scheme. Kemi Adeosun, who lived in the UK until she was 34, said she had been told she was exempt because she was over 30. The former investment banker said she was issued with a certificate that she thought was …

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Egypt and Eritrea boost ties as foreign minister visits Asmara

Eritrea and Egypt have held talks around the enhancement of bilateral ties amid a cooling of relations between nations across the Horn of Africa region. Egypt’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry was in the Eritrean capital Asmara on Thursday. He met with President Isaias Afwerki and delivered a message from President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Eritrean information minister disclosed that in …

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Denmark veil ban: First woman charged for wearing niqab

A woman has become the first person in Denmark to be charged with wearing a face veil in public, after a ban came into effect on Wednesday. Local media report a 28-year-old woman was fined after getting into a scuffle with a woman trying to remove her veil. Police say they were called and when they reviewed CCTV, informed the …

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Austria to close several mosques, expel imams in crackdown on ‘political islam

Austria’s government said Friday that it is closing seven mosques and plans to expel imams in a crackdown on “political Islam” and foreign financing of religious groups. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the government is shutting a hardline Turkish nationalist mosque in Vienna and dissolving a group called the Arab Religious Community that runs six mosques. The actions by the government …

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Nigeria lawmakers issue demands to president amid strained relations

Nigerian lawmakers on Tuesday issued a list of demands to the president, largely related to security, in the latest sign of strained relations between the executive and legislature months before the country goes to the polls. President Muhammadu Buhari won the election in 2015 mostly on his vow to improve security and fight corruption. But tensions with lawmakers and members …

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