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China think tank calls for democratic internet governance

China ranks fifth among 38 nations globally in standards of cyber governance, a top state-backed internet think tank said on Monday, calling for democratic internet governance system to eradicate inequalities it said marginalised developing nations.

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DR Congo recruits rebels for deadly crackdown protests

Former militants were recruited by the Democratic Republic of Congo government for a bloody crackdown on protests against the president that left dozens of people dead in 2016, a rights group alleged Monday.

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SA averts thousands new male HIV infections

Through the provision of voluntary medical male circumcision, South Africa has managed to avert 650 000 new HIV infections among men.

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Mixed reaction on Africa’s longest serving Presidents

There have been diverse reactions across Africa since Robert Mugabe was forced out of power in Zimbabwe.

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Former Egyptian Premier still considering presidential bid

Former Egyptian Premier, Ahmed Shafik, said on Sunday he was still considering his presidential bid and exploring the idea further now that he is in Egypt, according to a televised interview on Sunday in which he denied authorities had kidnapped him.

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Toxic smog returns to New Delhi

New Delhi woke up to a thick blanket of toxic smog hanging over the city on Monday morning, pushing pollution levels back to a 'hazardous' level after a respite of few days.

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Cubans remember Castro through songs

Cubans marked the first anniversary of Fidel Castro with song and dance, remembering the life of the revolutionary leader.

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Tip to governments on how to handle migration

Governments now understand that their national migration policies cannot work unless they fit into an international model.

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Zimbabwe opposition skeptical about President

Secretary General of Zimbabwe's main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T), Douglas Mwonzora, has echoed the sentiments of skeptics about the country's future under new President, Emmerson Mnangagwa's leadership.

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Key meeting for UK PM as Brexit talks enter decisive phase

Theresa May hopes to break the Brexit talks deadlock on Monday with a new offer on divorce settlements at a crunch meeting with European Union officials, as some of her party members urge her to walk away unless there is progress.

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