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    World Chinese funds not for “vanity projects” in Africa – President Xi – Premium Times Nigeria

    Chinese funds are not for “vanity projects” in Africa but are to build infrastructure that can remove development bottlenecks, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday, telling Chinese firms they also had to respect local people and the environment. Mr Jinping said at a business …...
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    World Court sentences Reuters reporters to seven years in prison – Premium Times Nigeria

    A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the Southeast Asian country. Yangon northern district judge, Ye … Read more via Premium...
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    World A Zimbabwe National Venture Capital fund, industry and youth entrepreneurship – Bulawayo24 News

    Zimbabwe is on the brink of a new era of innovation and economic activity. Our government’s greatest task will be to promote small and medium-sized enterprises and to unlock the creativity and productivity of the population. This will require specific policy decisions supportive of...
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    World Saudi Arabia dropped another hint that it’s moving forward with plans to turn rival Qatar into an island – Business Insider

    A senior Saudi official seemed to confirm the Kingdom is moving forward with ambitious plans to turn Qatar into an island. A senior adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tweeted that he was "impatiently waiting for details" on plans to dig a canal along its 38-mile (61 … Read more...
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    World Nigeria, Germany, Norway, UN hold Berlin Conference on ‘Boko Haram’ – Vanguard News

    New York – Nigeria, Germany, Norway, and the United Nations have converged on Berlin Monday for a “pledging conference on Boko Haram”. The Berlin Conference, holding from Sept. 3 to 4, is jointly organised by the three countries and the UN, and is one … Read more via Vanguard News –...
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    World Britain Will Not Compromise Over Brexit Plan – May – Leadership Newspaper

    Prime Minister Theresa May said she would not compromise with Brussels over her plans for Brexit as a media report said rivals in her party were set to publish their own proposal calling for a cleaner break with the European Union. With under two months before Britain and … Read more via...
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    World Iraqi police fires teargas at anti-corruption protest in Basra – PressTV

    Police used teargas to disperse around 3,000 protesters who gathered on Sunday outside the provincial government headquarters in the southern oil hub of Basra, amid growing unrest in southern cities over poor public services and corruption. Some protesters also set fire to tires outside the...
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    World US halts funding for UN agency for Palestinian refugees – USA Today

    The U.S. announced it was halting funding for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees after declaring the organization was "irredeemably flawed."..... Read more via USA Today – https://ift.tt/2wB15or Get more World News