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2018 Election: Daughter of former Russian mayor runs for president

Putin has not yet announced that he is re-contesting.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman

Saudi King Salman issues decree to scrutinise use of Hadith

Saudi Arabia says it will monitor interpretations of Prophet Mohammad’s teachings.

Hillary Clinton [Photo Credit: New York Post]

Hillary Clinton says U.S. threats of war with North Korea ‘dangerous, short-sighted’

U.S. says it does not rule out the possibility of direct talks with the North.

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Top Kenyan election official resigns, flees country ahead of presidential poll

The official fled to New York but did not identify who was threatening her.

President Recep Erdogan

Turkey extends state of emergency by 3 months

This is the fifth extension of the state of emergency since July 2016 when there was an abortive coup by a faction in the military

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Berlin exhibition marks 100 years since Russian Revolution

The exhibition, which opens its doors to the public on Wednesday, will also examine the political and social upheaval the revolution triggered across Europe

Akinwumi Adesina [Photo Credit: CNN]

World Food Prize: Africa spends $35bn annually on food imports – Adesina

The AfDB president says Africa is the only region of the world where its proportion of the population that is food insecure is on the increase

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe [Photo: BBC]

Zimbabwean Electoral Commission registers 485,827 for 2018 polls

ZEC is targeting to register seven million voters in the 2018 polls, up from 6.8 million in the 2013 elections.

Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks rises to 300 - Official

Somalia in desperate need for blood donations for survivors of truck bombing- Minister

The bombing on Saturday killed more than 300 people and injured at least 400 others.

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Labour leader, other UK lawmakers could lose seats in cost cutting plan

It is not clear whether parliament will back the plan.

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Zuma reshuffles cabinet, sacks minister critical of him

He appoints a close ally to oversee nuclear deal.

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Zimbabwe bans fruit, vegetable imports as forex crunch deepens

The produce included tomatoes, onions, carrots, grapes, apples and oranges.

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Human Rights Watch, Britain, U.S. criticise election of Congo to UNHRC

Nigeria was also re-elected to the UN agency.

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Elections: Amnesty, HRW accuse Kenyan police of killing 33 people

The report brings the nationwide number of killings by police after the August 8 vote to more than 45.

Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks rises to 300 - Official

Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks rises to 300 – Official

The death toll could be higher as some people are still missing.

Death toll rises to 276 in Somalia explosion

Death toll rises to 276 in Somalia explosion

The government has declared three days of mourning.

Liberian politician and ex-footballer George Weah speaks during a campaign [Photo credit: Yahoo News]

Liberian election set for runoff as George Weah fails to win 50% votes

None of the candidates secured more than 50 per cent of the votes.

Liberian politician and ex-footballer George Weah speaks during a campaign [Photo credit: Yahoo News]

Liberia: Despite trailing George Weah in official tally, VP says he’s sure of victory

About 50 per cent of the total votes cast have been released.

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Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Mogadishu

Most of those killed were civilians, the police said.

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North Korea warns Australia for supporting U.S.

The rogue state has threatened Australia in the past, including of nuclear retaliation in April.

Scene of a plane crash used to illustrate the story [Photo: PM News]

Four dead in plane crash in Cote d’Ivoire

A propeller-engine cargo plane crashed in the sea in Abidjan.

Liberian politician and ex-footballer George Weah speaks during a campaign [Photo credit: Yahoo News]

Liberia election “peaceful, well-conducted” – International observers

The group, however, notes some challenges like overcrowding at polling centres.

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October 26 poll will be illegal if it is held – Odinga

The opposition leaders had withdrawn from the re run during the week

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France, Qatar to contest in final round of election for UNESCO top position

Egypt’s candidate was eliminated.

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South Korean court extends detention of ex-president Park

Former President Park was taken into custody in March.