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IS bride Shamima Begum wants to return to UK

Shamima Begum, one of the three schoolgirls who left London to join so-called ISIS in 2015, has admitted the she has no regrets about joining the group, but now wants to return to the UK. In an interview with The Times, the 19-year-old described finding heads in bins and losing two children to illness during…

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Africa Year in Review

Peace, conflict, extinction and hope. Just four of the words that could be used to describe 2018 in Africa. February 14th saw the resignation of Jacob Zuma. His resignation as President of South Africa – a post he had held for nine years – came after years of allegations concerning corruption, racketeering and fraud. In…

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Kidnapped students in Cameroon returned

78 school children who were taken hostage in the West African country of Cameroon have been released unharmed. The group, consisting of 42 girls and 36 boys, were taken near Bamenda, in the North-West region of the country. Bamenda is a hub for Cameroon’s English-speaking population and is often at odds with the predominantly French-speaking…

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Trump’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley resigns

Nikki Haley, the former Republican Governor of South Carolina, has said that she will resign from her post at the end of 2018. Despite this announcement, Mrs Haley has given no indication as to why she is resigning, leading to speculation that she is preparing a bid to run for the Republican nomination for the…

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Hundreds die after Tanzanian ferry capsizes

Tanzania has been struck by another maritime disaster on Lake Victoria as at least 127 people drowned when a ferry capsized. It is believed that the ferry only had a capacity for 101 people and was massively overloaded; with at least 40 people pulled alive from the water, and with people still missing, it is…

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World leaders back UK Novichok allegations

Several nations, including the US, France, Germany and Canada, have agreed with the assertion made by the UK government that Russia “almost certainly” approved the poisoning of former double-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in March of this year.   Skripal – who is alleged to have blown the cover of over…

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