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Zimbabwean activist pastor arrested for criticizing Mugabe government

HARARE Zimbabwean police arrested activist pastor Evan Mawarire of the #ThisFlag movement as he stepped down from his pulpit, accusing him of subversion for a series of social media posts that charged Robert Mugabe's government had wrecked the economy, his lawyer told Reuters on Sunday.

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Athletics: Kipchoge misses record in rainy Berlin triumph

BERLIN Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge staved off a surprise challenge from Ethiopian debutant Guye Adola to win an enthralling Berlin marathon on Sunday, but missed out on his bid to set a new world record.

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Kurdish city gassed by Saddam hopes referendum heralds better days

HALABJA, Iraq When poison gas killed thousands of Kurds in Halabja in 1988, its residents never imagined they would ever escape Saddam Hussein's grip, let alone vote one day in a referendum on secession from Iraq.

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Kenya's chief prosecutor orders investigation into election board

NAIROBI Kenya's chief prosecutor has directed the department of criminal investigations and the anti-corruption commission to investigate election board officials over possible offences in the invalidated Aug. 8 presidential vote, he said in a letter.

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In Canada, climate change could open new farmland to the plow

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As global warming intensifies droughts and floods, causing crop failures in many parts of the world, Canada may see something different: a farming expansion.

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Investors wary as Tanzania moves to assert more control over mines

NAIROBI/LONDON New laws and a crackdown on mining firms in Tanzania has slowed fresh investment in what has long been seen as one of Africa's brightest mining prospects as companies assess the consequences of government efforts to claim a bigger slice of the pie.

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Court ruling favors Ghana in ocean border dispute with Ivory Coast

DAKAR/ACCRA The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on Saturday drew an ocean boundary favoring Ghana in a dispute with its neighbor Ivory Coast, opening the way for development drilling to resume on Ghana's multi-billion dollar TEN deepwater oil and gas project.

Sep 23 2017

Union leader shot dead near South African Lonmin mine, second death in two weeks

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) said on Saturday another member of its leadership had been shot dead, execution-style, this time at a Lonmin owned-mine on the platinum belt in the west of the country.

Sep 23 2017

Congo president says whoever killed U.N. experts will be punished

UNITED NATIONS Congolese President Joseph Kabila told the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations on Saturday that he would ensure those responsible for killing two U.N. investigators earlier this year would be punished.

Sep 23 2017

Somalia's Puntland region captures weapons-laden boat from Yemen

BOSASO, Somalia Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland seized a boat loaded with weapons from Yemen in Saturday's early hours, the regional maritime police chief said.

Sep 23 2017

Tullow to ramp up TEN output after Ghana, Ivory Coast ruling

DAKAR Tullow Oil said on Saturday that an international ruling on an ocean boundary between Ghana and Ivory Coast would leave its TEN fields within Ghanaian waters, allowing it to resume new drilling around year end.

Sep 23 2017