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Secondhand clothes are going out of style
Secondhand clothes are going out of style
In Kenya, it’s mitumba. In Rwanda, chagua. In eastern Zambia, salaula. Most African languages have a word for them:...
Mauritania: New flag, same old president
Mauritania: New flag, same old president
The design of the Mauritanian flag is simple, yet classic: a yellow star-and-crescent set against a rectangle of emerald green.
​New anti-nuclear treaty legitimises the fight for disarmament
​New anti-nuclear treaty legitimises the fight for disarmament
The international community took a historic step on July 7, when it adopted the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, after...
Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter moved to house arrest
Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter moved to house arrest
An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant will be placed on house arrest pending his appeal of his manslaughter conviction...
UN cutback plan ‘betrays’ Darfur
UN cutback plan ‘betrays’ Darfur
After nearly a decade of trying to keep the peace in Darfur, the United Nations and the African Union believe they are seeing light at the end of...
Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte: I threw a man from a helicopter
Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte: I threw a man from a helicopter
Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, has threatened corrupt government officials of throwing them off a flying helicopter, warning he...
Executive has prerogative to withdraw from treaties, court hears
Executive has prerogative to withdraw from treaties, court hears
The executive has the prerogative to withdraw from treaties and does not need Parliament’s approval to do so, the high court in Pretoria heard on...
LGBTI activists praise South Africa’s UN vote to “fight discrimination everywhere”
LGBTI activists praise South Africa’s UN vote to “fight discrimination everywhere”
A vote at yesterday’s sitting of a United Nations General Assembly committee to have the newly appointed UN expert to address violence based on...
Withdrawing from ICC will send wrong message, says Ban Ki-moon
Withdrawing from ICC will send wrong message, says Ban Ki-moon
United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon expressed regret on Friday that South Africa, Burundi and Gambia want to leave the International...
Rich countries shirk refugee duty
Rich countries shirk refugee duty
Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto had harsh words for richer countries that do not take an equal responsibility for hosting refugees.

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