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EU summit to defuse migrant tension, set Brexit countdown

European leaders will gather this Wednesday for a summit to put summer tensions over migration behind them and to set up the last stretch of talks for a Brexit deal.

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Britain freezes aid to Zambia over graft fears

Britain has suspended aid payments to Zambia over concerns of alleged fraud and corruption by the government of President Edgar Lungu who has faced graft allegations from within his own party.

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ANC concerned about developments in DRC

South Africa's ruling party says government should engage the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government and Southern African Development Community (SADC) as it is concerned that the situation in that country might descend into chaos.

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Trump hails "exciting" agreements by Korean leaders

United States President, Donald Trump, welcomed developments on Wednesday at an inter-Korean summit in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang as "very exciting".

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SA Expropriation Bill could soon be back in parliament

The Expropriation Bill could soon be back in the South African parliament.

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Maduro may not attend UN assembly on security worries

Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, said on Tuesday he was evaluating whether or not he would attend this week's United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, citing concerns about his safety.

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Nigeria declares national disaster following floods

Nigeria has declared a national disaster after severe flooding left about 100 people dead across 10 states, the country’s main relief agency said on Tuesday.

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SA sea snails under threat from surge in poaching

Poverty and crime in South Africa are driving a surge in the illegal harvesting off its shores of the abalone, a large sea snail coveted as a delicacy in some parts of Asia, a report said on Tuesday.

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Mixed reaction over SA court ruling cannabis

There have been mixed reactions towards this Tuesday's judgement by the Constitutional Court in South Africa, which ruled that the ban on the private use and cultivation of dagga is unconstitutional.

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Children, pregnant women at risk of illnesses

United Nations Children's Fund says at least 140 million children and more than 7 million pregnant women in 118 countries are at a greater risk of illnesses due to Vitamin "A" deficiency.

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