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UK Prime minister, Rishi Sunak has agreed to new defence and economic deals with Japan in a visit to Tokyo, ahead of the G7 summit in Hiroshima. The PM announced that Japanese firms would be investing almost £18bn in the UK. Around £10bn of the investment is coming from trading and investment business conglomerate Marubeni […]

Police in New Zealand have charged a man with arson in connection with a fire at an emergency housing that left at least six people dead. The suspect will appear at Wellington District Court on Friday. Officials say up to 20 people are still missing after Tuesday’s fire at the Loafers Lodge hostel in Wellington. […]

In Colombia, four children aged 13, 9 and 4 years, as well as an 11-month-old baby stuck in a jungle following a plane crash have been found alive. The government’s child welfare agency, ICBF, said it had received information “from the field” that the children had been found in good health. The Cessna 206 light […]

President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu has again promised to unify the country when he assumes office on May 29. He stated this during a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also pledged to work to ensure continued positive relations with the United States. On his part, Blinken promised to play his part in ensuring […]

A Tunisian court has sentenced opposition leader, Rached Ghannouchi to a year in prison in absentia. The Ennahda party leader, who is a fierce critic of President Kais Saied, had been detained since last month after being arrested for allegedly plotting against state security and incitement. Ghannouchi rejected the allegations as politically motivated, refusing to […]

The African Development Bank says the outcome of Zimbabwe’s upcoming presidential election and the issue of compensating white farmers are key factors in efforts to restructure its crippling debt. ADB head, Akinwumi Adesina is directing efforts to help Zimbabwe pay off debt of more than $8bn (£6.4bn) to foreign countries and help in paying billions […]

At least six people have died and others remain unaccounted for following a fire in a hostel in New Zealand. More than 50 people were rescued in the four-storey Loafers Lodge hostel in Wellington while 11 others remain unaccounted for. The cause of the blaze is still unknown. Loafers Lodge Hostel has 92 rooms in […]

Report says there have been fierce clashes between the Sudanese army and the rival Rapid Support Forces in the capital Khartoum and neighboring cities of Omdurman and Bahri, across the River Nile. The two warring parties are meant to be negotiating in Saudi Arabia but so far, all commitments to protect civilians and allow humanitarian […]

The United States ambassador to South Africa has accused the country’s government of providing weapons and ammunition to Russia during its invasion of Ukraine, escalating the friction between the two countries over the Russia-Ukraine war. The American ambassador to South Africa Reuben E. Brigety II told reporters that Washington is confident a Russian ship picked […]

At least nine people have died and more than 80 others hospitalised from a mysterious disease outbreak in northern Kenya’s Marsabit county. A local administrator said out of the nine people who have died, six were adults and three children between one and three years. Preliminary tests indicated the possibility of a violent malaria outbreak, […]

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