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South Africa to change law to stop arrest of Putin

South Africa is going to change its law so that it has the power to decide whether or not to arrest a leader wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), a deputy minister has told the BBC. Earlier this year, Russia’s leader was invited to a summit in South Africa, …

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Tinubu removes controversial Fuel subsidy in Nigeria

The new president of Africa’s largest democracy, Nigeria, has used his inaugural address to make a major policy announcement to ease pressure on government finances. Bola Tinubu said the decades-long subsidy on petroleum products was being scrapped. “Fuel subsidy is gone,” he told a packed crowd in the capital, Abuja. …

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Turkish election victory for Erdogan leaves nation divided

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s supporters celebrated well into the night after Turkey’s long-time president secured another five years in power. “The entire nation of 85 million won,” he told cheering crowds outside his enormous palace on the edge of Ankara. But his call for unity sounded hollow as he ridiculed his …

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India official drains entire dam to retrieve phone

A government official in India has been suspended after he ordered a reservoir to be drained to retrieve his phone. It took three days to pump millions of litres of water out of the dam, after Rajesh Vishwas dropped the device while taking a selfie. By the time it was …

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