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    Just a way of pushing neoliberal agenda

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 08, 2019

    THE fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent rise of ‘good governance’ as a development strategy is more than a coincidence. In...

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    Asia rice: Vietnam export rates soar on robust Africa, Cuba demands

    Reuters . Bengaluru | Updated at 12:00am on October 25, 2019

    Vietnamese rice export prices rose to a four-and-a-half-month high this week on healthy demand from Africa and Cuba as supply remained scant, while a stronger...

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    14 attackers killed in Burundi security fire

    Reuters . Nairobi | Updated at 02:32pm on October 23, 2019

    Security forces in Burundi killed at least 14 armed men who had intended to launch an attack in the north-western province of Bubanza, police and...

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    Mutant malaria parasite jumps from gorilla to humans

    New Age Desk . BBC | Updated at 12:33pm on October 18, 2019

    Scientists have identified a rare sequence of events that allowed a deadly type of malaria in African great apes to jump species and infect humans....

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    Mali protesters ransack UN supplies

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 02:34pm on October 13, 2019

    Protesters demonstrating against foreign troops in Mali ransacked a dozen UN supply containers on Saturday looting electrical equipment, air conditioners and mattresses, the UN and...

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    Curfew, military control declared in Ecuador

    Agence France-Presse . Quito | Updated at 02:32pm on October 13, 2019

    Ecuador president Lenin Moreno on Saturday ordered the capital Quito and surrounding areas placed under curfew and military control, as an 11th day of deadly...

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    India’s Aug rice exports drop 29pc on weak African demand

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on October 11, 2019

    India’s rice exports in August fell 29 per cent year-on-year to 6,44,249 tonnes, government data showed on Thursday, due to weak demand from African countries...

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    West African leaders announce new anti-jihadist plan

    Agence France-Presse . Ouagadougou | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2019

    West African leaders on Saturday announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in Burkina...

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    African leaders laud Mugabe at state funeral

    Agence France-Presse . Harare | Updated at 01:12pm on September 14, 2019

    Zimbabwe gave former leader Robert Mugabe a state funeral on Saturday with African leaders paying tribute to a man they lauded as a liberation hero...

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    Senegalese opposition leader dies at 82

    Agence France-Presse . Dakar | Updated at 01:49pm on August 24, 2019

    Veteran Senegalese opposition figure and former minister Amath Dansokho, a major presence in Senegal’s politics for more than 60 years, has died in Dakar aged...

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