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Tedros re-elected as head of World Health Organization

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GENEVA, May 24 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization’s (WHO) members re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Director General by a strong majority for another five years, the president of the World Health Assembly said on Tuesday. The vote by secret ballot, announced by Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh from Djibouti at a......

Glencore prepares to pay up to $1.5 bln to settle U.S., UK, Brazil probes

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Glencore agrees settlements in U.S., Brazil Glencore Energy (UK) charged with bribery over oil operations UK sentencing hearing called for June 21 LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – Glencore Plc (GLEN.L) said on Tuesday it anticipates paying up to $1.5 billion to settle accusations of bribery and market manipulation by U.S.,......

S.Africa’s Ramaphosa: Russia sanctions hurt “bystander” countries

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stands next to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, before inspecting the guard of honour during his state visit to the governments Union building in Pretoria, South Africa May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register German Chancellor Scholz on tour......

Hundreds evacuated amid renewed flooding in South Africa’s coastal province

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JOHANNESBURG, May 22 (Reuters) – Hundreds of people have been evacuated to safety after heavy rains once again hammered South Africa’s coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal, flooding roads and houses and damaging properties, a government official said on Sunday. The province is still restoring damaged infrastructure and making plans to re-home......

In-form Pujara back in India squad for England test

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Cricket – Third Test – South Africa v India – Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa – January 11, 2022 India’s Cheteshwar Pujara in action REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, May 22 (Reuters) – Batsman Cheteshwar Pujara’s red-hot form for......

Hit reality TV shows display African glitz and glamour

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JOHANNESBURG, May 20 (Reuters) – Dripping with champagne, diamonds and catty dialogue, two made-in-Africa reality TV series have transfixed viewers on the continent, showcasing ritzy lifestyles that are a far cry from stereotypical images of African hardship. On Netflix’s “Young, Famous & African”, a group of music and showbiz celebrities......

U.S. says ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero Rusesabagina ‘wrongly detained’

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WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – The United States has determined that Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” sheltering hundreds of people during the African nation’s 1994 genocide, has been “wrongfully detained,” the State Department said on Thursday. Rusesabagina, 67, was sentenced last September to 25 years in prison......

Iraq bids to control Kurdistan oil revenue with contract switch

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LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) – Iraq has made a fresh attempt to control revenue from the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan by asking oil and gas firms operating there to sign new contracts with state-owned marketer SOMO rather than the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Oil minister Ihsan Ismael on May 7......

Mozambique detects first case of polio in 30 years

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CAPE TOWN, May 18 (Reuters) – Mozambique on Wednesday declared a polio outbreak after the virus was detected in a child living in the northeastern Tete region, the first case of the poliovirus in the country in almost three decades, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. The case, which marks......

EXCLUSIVE About 300,000 tonnes of wheat bought by Egypt stranded in Ukraine -trade

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Ears of wheat are seen in a field near the village of Zhovtneve, Ukraine, July 14, 2016. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CAIRO, May 17 (Reuters) – About 300,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat booked by Egypt’s state grains buyer for delivery in February and......

Biden approves redeployment of under 500 ground troops to Somalia

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. May 15, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden has authorized the redeployment of fewer......

Explosions heard as Somalia’s presidential vote underway

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With popular vote impossible, lawmakers to elect leader African Union peacekeepers guard airport hangar during ballot Two former Somali presidents among front-runners Residents report sound of mortar explosions near vote MOGADISHU, May 15 (Reuters) – Blasts rang out on Sunday in the Mogadishu airport area where parliament was meeting to......

Swiatek retains Italian Open title with 28th straight win

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May 15 (Reuters) – World number one Iga Swiatek retained her Italian Open title after overwhelming Ons Jabeur 6-2 6-2 in Rome on Sunday, clinching her fifth consecutive WTA crown and winning her 28th match in a row. Having swept the titles in Doha, Indian Wells and Miami, Swiatek has......

Egypt’s PM wants to boost private sector investments

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Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly tours Luxor, Egypt August 25, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CAIRO, May 15 (Reuters) – Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly said on Sunday he wanted the private sector to account for 65% of all investments......

S.Africa’s Eskom increases length of daily power cut for start of week

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JOHANNESBURG, May 15 (Reuters) – South Africa’s state power utility Eskom said on Sunday that it would increase the hours of daily power cut for Monday and Tuesday because it lost more generation capacity over the weekend. The beleaguered company, which runs 15 ageing coal-fired power stations, resumed more than......

Infantino gets support for third term from southern Africa

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WINDHOEK, May 14 (Reuters) – The Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) has thrown its weight behind incumbent Gianni Infantino ahead of FIFA presidential elections next year, an indication that he will enjoy widespread support across Africa. New COSAFA president Artur de Almeida e Silva made the announcement on......

Chadian police fire tear gas to disperse anti-French protest

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N’DJAMENA, May 14 (Reuters) – Chadian police fired tear gas and used water canon to disperse hundreds of protesters who took to the streets of the capital and other towns in an anti-French protest that saw the destruction of some French-linked businesses. The protest was called by Chadian civil society......

Somali police announce curfew in capital during Sunday’s presidential vote

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MOGADISHU, May 14 (Reuters) – Police in Somalia have announced a 33-hour curfew on the capital Mogadishu that will keep almost all residents at home during a presidential election by lawmakers on Sunday, in which incumbent leader Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is seeking a second term. Police spokesperson Abdifatah Aden announced......

Kohli epic ‘around the corner’, says Bangalore’s Hesson

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Cricket – Third One Day International – South Africa v India – Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa – January 23, 2022 India’s Virat Kohli in action as he walks between the wickets REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MUMBAI, May 14 (Reuters) –......

Trevali says caught unawares by downpour that flooded Burkina mine

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PERKOA, Burkina Faso, May 13 (Reuters) – Executives at Canada-based Trevali Mining Corp (TV.TO) said the company was caught unawares by a torrential downpour during the dry season last month in Burkina Faso that left eight men trapped underground in its Perkoa zinc mine. Rescue efforts are continuing since the......

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