Tag Archives: Republics

13Dec/15

Gambia president declares country an Islamic republic

Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh declares the formerly secular country an Islamic republic in a move he said was designed to distance the West African state further from its colonial past.
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02Dec/15

Tanzania’s cost cuts go viral

Tanzania’s new president has been given a comic hashtag on Twitter:#WhatWould MagufuliDo? after introducing a radical programme of government cutbacks just days into the job. As Hayley Platt reports he’s even banned government Christmas cards to cut back on costs. Continue reading

26Oct/15

No joke: Guatemalan comedian wins presidency in landslide

Comic Jimmy Morales wins presidential election in a landslide over former first lady Sandra Torres.

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19Oct/15

UK’s red carpet welcome for China’s Xi

(BVO) – It’s the first visit to Britain for a Chinese president in ten years – and Xi Jinping will be getting the red carpet treatment.

He and his wife will be staying at Buckingham Palace as they seek to build on a portfolio of UK investments.
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09Oct/15

Thousands of Zimbabweans receive food aid as drought and hunger bite

Foods rations distributed to 30,000 people in Zimbabwe following drought and crop failure. The problems in Zimbabwe are being felt across the region, threatening the lives of millions of people who are facing hunger this year and next because of drought and erratic rains linked to an expected “super” version of the El Nino weather pattern.

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08Oct/15

Rwanda’s top court clears way for Kagame third term

Rwanda’s Supreme Court ruled to lift a constitutional two-term presidential limit following a petition by the ruling RPF to extend long-time President Paul Kagame’s time in office. The ruling is likely to draw attention to a host of other African leaders, from Congo Republic’s Denis Sassou Nguesso to DRC’s Joseph Kabila who are trying to do the same.
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22Sep/15

Zimbabweans turn to vending and hawking in desperate economic times

Moses Karawira is a 25-year-old qualified auto electrician who under the harsh economic conditions in Zimbabwe has found himself on the streets of the capital, Harare selling chocolate bars and drinking water to make a living. The number of unregulated vendors is rising as jobs dwindle in the once prosperous Southern African country.

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20Sep/15

Scientists use brainwaves to help disabled gain mobility

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (REUTERS) – South Korean researchers have developed a machine that could read the minds of the disabled and transform their lives.
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09Sep/15

Exhausted migrants wait in open field in Hungary after long trek via Greece and Serbia

Hundreds of migrants wait in an open field under the watchful eyes of Hungarian police, after crossing into Hungary from Serbia.

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