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ANC MPs resolved to call Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane to explain his relationship with the Gupta family "now".
LAGOS (Reuters) - The first meeting of Nigeria's cabinet since the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from three months of medical leave in Britain has been canceled, his spokesman said on Wednesday
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police are uncertain whether they have the real identity of the main suspect detained on suspicion of killing two people in a stabbing last week, the lead investigator int
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - An old review of an academic monograph on agrarian revolutionaries in 1930s China is hardly a political third rail in Beijing today, even by the increasingly sensitive standards o
US Defense Secretary James Mattis meets with Iraqi PM Haidar al-Abadi in Baghdad  
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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt expressed its regret on Wednesday over a United States decision to deny it $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million, adding that it may have a negative impact o
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