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France’s First Lady Brigitte Macron reveals how she waited for years before marrying Emmanuel to avoid ‘wrecking’ her children’s lives. Speaking in a rare interview with Paris Match magazine, the 70-year-old said she delayed marrying her husband French President Emmanuel Macron, 45, for ten years for the sake of her three children, who are around […]

Zimbabwe has declared a state of emergency in the capital Harare over a cholera outbreak. Its health authorities have been struggling to contain the high number of admissions following the outbreak, according to the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC). Citing lack of health workers to manage the cases, as well as lack of […]

Las Vegas police are searching for two more suspects after 17-year-old high school student, Jonathan Lewis Jr was beaten to death. Eight other suspects aged between 13 and 17 have been arrested and face murder charges. The teen was caught in a fight in an alleyway near his school, where as many as 10 of […]

Malawi’s President, Lazarus Chakwera has suspended all international travel for himself and his government. The measure which is with immediate effect follows a huge devaluation of the currency as Malawi secures a four-year credit facility worth $174m from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to boost its ailing economy. As part of moves to ease the […]

Socialist leader, Pedro Sánchez has clinched a vote in parliament to lead Spain for another term as prime minister. He secured a four-seat majority in the 350-seat chamber, after sealing an amnesty deal for Catalans involved in a failed bid to secede from Spain. Sánchez told MPs that the amnesty deal would help “heal wounds”. […]

UK’s new foreign secretary, David Cameron has made his first working visit to Ukraine, meeting President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv. The visit comes after Ukrainian forces succeeded in establishing positions across the Dnipro River in southern Ukraine, a potentially significant advance. Cameron reiterated the UK’s support for Ukraine, promising moral, diplomatic and above all, military support […]

Oppositions in Madagascar have boycotted the country’s presidential elections. The election is holding despite weeks of protests. A curfew was declared overnight in the capital to prevent any trouble as political tensions had been running high, with the opposition asking that the incumbent, Andry Rajoelina be disqualified. Polling stations in opposition areas were mostly empty, […]

An overnight curfew has been imposed in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, ahead of Thursday’s presidential election which most opposition candidates have described as a fraud and are boycotting. Antananarivo’s police chief said the curfew was necessary after what he called acts of sabotage including the burning of a polling station. President Andry Rajoelina is running for […]

Liberians are voting in presidential run-off election after the two leading candidates were separated by just over 7,000 votes in the first round a month ago. The choice is between incumbent and one-time football star George Weah and former Vice-President Joseph Boakai. The president narrowly won the first round but failed to get more than […]

Rescue operation is ongoing to release forty workers trapped inside a collapsed tunnel in Uttarakhand, northern India. Though communication has been established with the trapped workers, rescuers still have to dig through several metres of debris before they can start evacuating the labourers. A pipeline laid for supplying water to the tunnel for construction work […]

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