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Facebook plans major changes to news feed

Facebook is to change how its news feed works, making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent. Instead, content that sparks conversations among family and friends who use the site will be emphasised, explained chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on his page. Organisations on Facebook may see the popularity of their posts decrease as a result, the firm acknowledged. The changes ...

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Lukaku’s ‘voodoo message’ led to Everton exit

Striker Romelu Lukaku decided to leave Everton after a “voodoo message” told him to join Chelsea, the Merseyside club’s major shareholder has claimed. The Belgium international, 24, eventually joined Manchester United for an initial £75m last summer. Farhad Moshiri told a shareholders’ meeting the player received the message “on a pilgrimage to Africa” having been set to sign a new deal at ...

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa gives key cabinet jobs to military figures

Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa has named his cabinet, appointing senior military figures to high-profile positions. Mr Mnangagwa has made Sibusiso Moyo, the general who appeared on state TV after the recent military takeover, the new foreign minister. The head of Zimbabwe’s air force, Perence Shiri, was named the minister of agriculture and land affairs. Mr Mnangagwa was sworn in ...

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Libya migrant ‘slave market’ footage sparks outrage

The African Union (AU) has expressed outrage after footage emerged appearing to show sub-Saharan migrants being sold at slave markets in Libya. On the video, released by CNN this week, young men are seen being auctioned off as farm workers. The AU chairman, President Alpha Conde of Guinea, demanded prosecutions over a “despicable” trade “from another era”. Migrants trying to reach ...

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Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content

Google’s European boss has apologised after adverts from major firms and government agencies appeared next to extremist content on its YouTube site. It came after Marks and Spencer became the latest firm to pull its online ads over the issue, joining others such as Audi, RBS and L’Oreal. Google’s European chief, Matthew Brittin, promised to review the firm’s policies and ...

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Afghanistan: IS gunmen dressed as medics kill 30 at Kabul military hospital

More than 30 people have been killed after attackers dressed as doctors stormed the largest military hospital in Kabul, Afghan officials say. Militants armed with guns and grenades gained entry after one detonated explosives at a hospital gate and then opened fire on staff and patients. Commandos who landed on the Sardar Daud hospital roof killed all four attackers after ...

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Gambia: Barrow’s inauguration in limbo

It seems the inauguration of Gambia’s president-elect, Adama Barrow on Thursday, January 19, 2016 may not come on as scheduled following the extension of embattled President, Yahya Jammeh’s term of office. Jammeh’s tenure which expires by midnight today, Wednesday, has been extended by 90 days by Gambia’s Parliament while a state of emergency has also been declared in the country. ...

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I don’t regret accepting EC job – Charlotte Osei

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, has said she does not regret accepting to Chair Ghana’s Electoral Commission, as the first woman, despite courting disquiet among Ghanaians for some of her decisions. “I don’t regret it, it’s not an easy job and it wasn’t meant to be an easy job,” she told BBC’s Akwasi Sarpong in a Facebook ...

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