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Xi declares ‘new era’ for China as party congress opens
Beijing, China | AFP |  President Xi Jinping declared China has embarked on a “new era” of challenges and opportunities on Wednesday as he opened a Communist Party congress expected to enhance his already formidable power. Xi told some 2,300 delegates at the imposing Great Hall o...
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Wanted: Zimbabwe hangman — 50 people apply
Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | At least 50 people want to become Zimbabwe’s hangman, a job that fell vacant over a decade ago, officials said Tuesday, stressing that applicants were “very interested” in the role. The country, which has an unemployment rate of more than 90 percent by so...
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HEALTH: Seeking wellness through exercise
The constant battle between the patient and physiotherapist Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | It’s 9 O’clock in the morning at the physiotherapy department at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, and an elderly looking bare footed man is sitting drenched in sweat in the...
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VIDEO: Opposition rally in Kasubi cut short as police fires teargas
Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA |  An opposition rally in Kasubi to campaign against changing the constitution was cut short Tuesday as police fired teargas. Police say they were stopping crowds from marching onto the roads. The opposition is holding countrywide rallies against the...
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Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars on airbag fault
London, United Kingdom | AFP | Mercedes-Benz is recalling 400,000 UK cars owing to a fault that may deploy an airbag by error, the company said on Monday. A statement issued by the carmaker owned by German giant Daimler said the situation was not related to the airbags crisis at...
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Losers Egypt back in 2018 CHAN
Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Egypt will compete at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco, despite being eliminated in the qualifying competition two months ago. The Egyptians lost 4-2 on aggregate to Morocco, who are now automatic competitors in the 16-tea...
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