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Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa

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Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to grow by 3.7 percent in 2021 and 3.8 percent in 2022 - a welcome but relatively modest recovery, suggesting that divergence with the rest of the world will persist over the medium term. The crisis has highlighted key disparities in resilience between countries in sub-Saharan Africa and has also exacerbated…

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Who Gets to Escape the Taliban

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Even at midnight, the Dubai airport is sweltering in mid-August. My colleague and cameraman Eric O’Connor and I stood on the tarmac, sweating our way through one of the hardest decisions of our careers. It was the evening of August 14th, we were on assignment for “PBS NewsHour,” and the Taliban seemed poised to take…

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NBA lauds CAC’s new data protection policy

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The Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA, Yola branch), Gabriel Adigwu, has lauded the Corporate Affairs Commission’s new data protection policy, noting that customers are now more than ever before assured of their companies’ safety. A statement signed by Rasheed Mahe, head of the CAC media unit, on Wednesday, in Abuja, quoted Mr Adigwu…

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Pitso Mosimane is HEARTBROKEN claims Egyptian legend!

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According to Al Ahly and Egypt legend Ahmed Shobier, Pitso Mosimane is ‘heartbroken’ following the treatment he has been receiving from fans and media in recent weeks at the Egyptian giants. Mosimane has found himself in a baptism of fire following a turbulent spell at Al Ahly. Despite winning back-to-back CAF Champions League titles at…

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Ultra-Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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All products featured on Bon Appétit are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through the retail links below, we earn an affiliate commission.We're ready to declare this the fluffiest and easiest creamy mashed potatoes recipe around (though, if you like yours topped with some crispety cruncheties, we understand). The key here…

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Chelsea survive Brentford scare to stay atop EPL

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League leaders, Chelsea, kept their grip on the top spot in the English Premier League (EPL) on Saturday by beating neighbours Brentford 1-0, thanks to a Ben Chilwell strike. But this was only after a string of last-gasp defending and saves by goalkeeper Edouard Mendy denied the hosts. Chilwell scored for the second match in…

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United Rugby Championship: Cardiff vs Sharks preview

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Canada employment regains pre-pandemic levels in September

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CIC News > Latest News > Canada > Canada employment regains pre-pandemic levels in September Employment returned to its February levels last month, and employment continues to increase for very recent immigrants. Published on October 15th, 2021 at 11:00am EDT Updated on October 15th, 2021 at 11:01am EDT Canada’s economy gained 157,000 jobs last month,…

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The best men’s grooming deals to shop on Amazon today

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‘Tis the season for a fresh look — according to Amazon. For today only, the retailer is offering incredible deals on select men’s grooming products — including trimmers, shampoos, shaving kits and more. Not to mention, Amazon has been dishing out the pre-holiday offerings. With Black Friday just around the corner, items like Sonicare toothbrushes…

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Chile’s Piñera faces impeachment bid after Pandora Papers leak

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SANTIAGO — Chilean opposition lawmakers launched impeachment proceedings against President Sebastián Piñera on Wednesday over possible irregularities in the sale of a mining company, after new details emerged about the deal in the Pandora Papers leak.The move comes after Chile’s public prosecutor said this month it would open an investigation into possible bribery-related corruption charges…

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Are We Broken? What U.S. Grant Can Teach Us

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It’s common these days to hear people complain that the system is broken. It doesn’t matter what their issue is or which side of the aisle they’re on, they’re equally disenchanted. When they talk about “the system,” they mean the American way, the Republic, our democracy. As a journalist I hear a lot of these…

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Obasanjo library, U.S. open Abeokuta Window on America

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The U.S. Consulate opened the Abeokuta ‘Window on America’, the 13th in southern Nigeria, on Friday at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library. According to Stephen Ibelli, Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate, the Abeokuta Window on America would help to develop bridges between Nigerians and Americans, boosting mutual understanding, collaboration, and partnership. “The opening…

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Look out for purple Speedos in town this Friday

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Wearing a Speedo to run around your neighbourhood is probably not on everybody’s to-do list, however, annually, South African men take to the streets and participate in the Hollard DareDevil Run, spreading awareness and raising funds for male cancer. BRAVE SOULS: Kowie Striders, from left, Alan Robb, Eddie Wepener and Alex Weed demonstrate their enthusiasm…

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Iraq sees low voter turnout in parliamentary election

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Initial turnout in Iraq's parliamentary election on Sunday was 41%, the Independent High Electoral Commission said. Electoral commission officials had indicated earlier that the election drew one of the smallest turnouts for years, with the low participation suggesting dwindling trust in political leaders and the democratic system brought in by the 2003 US-led invasion. The established, Shi'ite…

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PDP ratifies zoning party chairmanship to North

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The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday approved the zoning of the party’s next national chairman to the northern part of the country. The party’s spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan disclosed this while addressing newsmen on the outcome of the NEC held in Abuja. Mr Ologbondiyan said that the NEC considered…

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U.S. Leads Effort to Press Russia on Chemical Weapons Use at Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Executive Council

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Today in The Hague, the United States and 44 other countries submitted questions to the Russian Federation regarding the poisoning of Mr. Aleksey Navalny on Russian soil last year. The presentation of these questions coincides with the Ninety-Eighth Session of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Executive Council, a 41-member policy-making body…

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Virginia GOP candidate tests school fight message for 2022

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LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — When Democrat Terry McAuliffe said during the Virginia governor’s debate last week that he doesn’t believe “parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” his opponent pounced.Republican Glenn Youngkin quickly turned the footage into a digital ad, then announced spending $1 million on a commercial airing statewide proclaiming that “Terry…

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