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Kim: ‘Deranged’ Trump will pay for speech

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Kim Jong-un has said remarks by “deranged” US President Donald Trump have convinced him he is right to develop weapons for North Korea. In a rare personal statement, via state media, the North Korean leader said Mr Trump would “pay dearly” for his recent speech to the UN. The US president said on Tuesday that if America was forced to defend itself ...

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Kenya election: Poll body delays re-run by nine days

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Kenya’s new presidential election has been delayed to 26 October, after the country’s polls commission sought more time to reform voting processes. The re-run had originally been scheduled for 17 October. The move came as President Uhuru Kenyatta accused the country’s Supreme Court, which annulled the first vote, of staging a “coup” against the people. Observers fear Kenya’s political temperature ...

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Melania Trump mocked online after anti-bullying speech

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Melania Trump has found herself being relentlessly mocked online – after giving a speech on the dangers of cyber-bullying. The US First Lady had set out combating cyber-bullying as one of her main priorities before entering the White House – although she is not believed to have set up a defined programme as yet. Wednesday’s speech to the spouses of ...

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Akufo-Addo, 7 other African heads meet Trump

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, together with eight other African Heads of State, held talks with the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, at the side-lines of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The 8 Heads of State present at the meeting were President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, President Alasanne Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire, ...

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North Korea says Trump speech is ‘a dog’s bark’

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North Korea’s top diplomat has called US President Donald Trump’s speech to the UN “the sound of a barking dog”. Speaking to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Mr Trump said he would “totally destroy” North Korea if it posed a threat to the US or its allies. Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho’s comments were North Korea’s first official response to the speech. ...

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Sheikh Salawatia condemns Rohingya massacre

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Renowned Islamic Cleric and Spiritual leader of the Salawatia Muslim community in Ghana, Sheikh, Dr. Imam Hussein Rashid has condemned the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. International media reported that 400 Rohingya Muslims were killed by Militants who raided their community. The United Nations and other concerned world bodies have condemned the deadly act and described it as “Ethnic ...

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Mexico: Huge earthquake topples buildings, killing more than 200

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A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City. President Enrique Peña Nieto said more than 20 children had died and 30 were missing after a school collapsed. The 7.1 magnitude quake also caused major damage in neighbouring states. The tremor struck shortly after many people had taken part in an earthquake ...

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Abolish judiciary if you’re unhappy – CJ Maraga to ‘disgruntled’ Kenyan leaders

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Kenya’s Chief Justice, David Maraga has called the bluff of politicians criticizing the judiciary over the election petition case. In a statement issued after a meeting with other members of the Judicial Service Commission, Mr Maraga said : “If leaders are tired of having a strong and independent Judiciary, they should call a referendum and abolish it all together.” “Before ...

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Trump warns of ‘rogue nation’ threat in speech to UN

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US President Donald Trump has warned of the threat from “rogue nations” in a speech to the UN General Assembly, singling out North Korea and Iran. In his debut speech to the body in New York, he warned America would destroy North Korea if it was forced to defend itself or its allies. He mocked North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, ...

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Kenya election: System ‘cannot be ready’ for October poll

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The company providing the voting system for the re-run of Kenya’s presidential election says the equipment will not be ready in time, putting the planned date in jeopardy. The Supreme Court annulled last month’s vote, citing irregularities. It was won by the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. French firm OT-Morpho says it needs to reinstall the complex voting system for the scheduled ...

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