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Category Archives: Around The World

Migrants For Sale: Slave Trade In Libya

Libya’s UN-backed government says it is investigating allegations that hundreds of African refugees and migrants passing through Libya are being bought and sold in modern-day slave markets. According to reports, the trade works by preying on the tens of thousands of vulnerable people who risk everything to get to Libya’s coast and then across the…

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Robert Mugabe To Get $10m Payoff & $150,000 Salary For Life

Robert Mugabe, as part of the negotiated deal leading to his resignation, will be receiving a sum of not less than $10 million, Guardian reports. Mugabe, last week Tuesday, resigned as the president of Zimbabwe after a 37-year rule, following a military takeover of the country. He was replaced by his former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was ousted just earlier in the…

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Ex VP Emmerson Mnangagwa Sworn In As President Of Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as President of Zimbabwe in Harare, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe. Taking his oath of office, the 75-year-old former security chief known as ‘The Crocodile’ vowed to uphold the constitution of the former British colony and protect the rights of Zimbabwe’s 16 million…

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Emmerson Mnangagwa Promises To Grow Economy As He Addresses Crowd

Former Zimbabwe vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, addressing a crowd after his return to the country, promised to grow the economy, BBC reports. Mnangagwa who fled to South Africa after he was fired by Robert Mugabe is expected to be sworn in on Friday following Mugabe’s resignation on Tuesday. “We want to grow our economy, we want peace, we want jobs, jobs, jobs,”…

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Forbes Names Beyonce 2017 Highest Paid Female Musician

Beyonce’s hit album ‘Lemonade’ and her world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017. According to an annual Forbes list released on Monday, the Pop Diva edged out Britain’s Adele and pop star Taylor Swift. The R&B singer earned some 105 million dollars from record sales and from her ‘Formation’ concert tour,…

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Uber Fined $8.9m For Using Criminals As Drivers

Uber is in the news again and this time a Colorado, U.S. regulators issued an $8.9 million fine against its parent company for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work for the company as drivers. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission said it launched an investigation into the ride-hailing service in March…

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Emmerson Mnangagwa To Return To Zimbabwe On Wednesday, Expected To Be Sworn In As President

Former vice president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is expected to be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, will return home on Wednesday, a ruling party ZANU-PF official said. Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday, a week after the army and his former political allies moved to end four decades of rule by a man once feted as…

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Robert Mugabe Resigns As President Of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe has officially tendered his resignation as the president of Zimbabwe. According to Sky News, Mugabe wrote a letter to the Zimbabwean parliament saying he was resigning “with immediate effect.” “I, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, hereby formally tender my resignation as President,” his letter read. The parliament had resumed on Tuesday after a hiatus, planning to kick…

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Methodist Church Appoints First Transgender Minister

A university chaplain has become the Methodist Church’s first transgender minister in Great Britain after hiding her true identity for more than four decades. Joy Everingham, 46, spent years secretly applying lipstick and wearing women’s clothes before finally coming out three years ago.She first announced that she planned to transition while training to become a minister, before…

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Mugabe Agrees To Terms Of Resignation As Former Vice President Mnangagwa Takes Over

Zimbabwe’s long-time president Robert Mugabe has agreed to the terms of his resignation and a letter has been drafted, an official source with direct knowledge of negotiations told CNN The source said that the generals had given into many of Mugabe’s demands including full immunity for himself and his wife Grace, and that he would…

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