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Iran nuclear deal: Macron urges Trump to stick with 2015 accord

Iran nuclear deal: Macron urges Trump to stick with 2015 accord

French President Emmanuel Macron has urged his US counterpart, Donald Trump, to stick with the Iran nuclear deal, saying there is no better option.

He was speaking to Fox News ahead of a three-day state visit to the US starting on today Monday.

Kofi Annan: “Africans should elect younger leaders”

Kofi Annan: “Africans should elect younger leaders”

The former UN secretary General Kofi Annan has said that the current poor state of Africa is as a result of keeping old people in power.

The peace keeping icon made this eye-popping remark at the just ended World Changers Summit which was held in Namibia, where he gave a key note address.

South Africa: Ramaphosa leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests

South Africa: Ramaphosa leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home.

Clashes have taken place in North West province where protesters are demanding jobs, housing and an end to corruption.

Shops have been looted, roads barricaded and vehicles set alight.

Kenyan court 'declares phone tapping illegal'

Kenyan court 'declares phone tapping illegal'

A Kenyan court has declared that plans by the government to tap private phone conversations are illegal.

The Communication Authority (CA) and the government wanted three telecommunications networks to “tap computers on their behalf by planting spy gadgets on all networks”.

But Justice John Mativo has declared the plan “illegal and violation of consumer rights”.

Cuba nominates Castro replacement Miguel Díaz-Canel

Cuba nominates Castro replacement Miguel Díaz-Canel

Cuba's parliament has picked Raúl Castro's right-hand man, Miguel Díaz-Canel, as the sole candidate to succeed him, ending the family's long rule.

Mr Castro took over as president from his ailing brother Fidel in 2006.

An improvement in relations with the US which began under Barack Obama has been partially reversed since Donald Trump entered the White House.

Cuba nominates Castro replacement Miguel Díaz-Canel

Cuba nominates Castro replacement Miguel Díaz-Canel

Cuba's parliament has picked Raúl Castro's right-hand man, Miguel Díaz-Canel, as the sole candidate to succeed him, ending the family's long rule.

Mr Castro took over as president from his ailing brother Fidel in 2006.

An improvement in relations with the US which began under Barack Obama has been partially reversed since Donald Trump entered the White House.

Mali militants attack bases disguised as UN peacekeepers

Mali militants attack bases disguised as UN peacekeepers

A rocket and car bomb attack on French and UN soldiers in Mali has left one person dead and many others injured.

Militants disguised as UN peacekeepers - in distinctive blue helmets and driving a vehicle marked with the UN logo - struck two bases near the airport in Timbuktu.

The UN mission confirmed one of its peacekeepers had been killed.

More than a dozen others, including many French soldiers, were wounded, according to the government.

Sierra Leone to probe election-related violence

Sierra Leone to probe election-related violence

The new president of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, has set up a cross-party committee to investigate claims of violence between his supporters and those of his defeated rival, Samura Kamara.

The BBC's Umaru Fofana reports that he saw nearly 2,000 supporters of Mr Kamara's All Peoples Congress (APC) party being registered as displaced persons.

Former South Sudan military chief launches rebel group

Former South Sudan military chief launches rebel group

South Sudan's powerful ex-army chief yesterday announced the formation of a rebel movement to "arrest the carnage" in the country, saying President Salva Kiir could not be trusted to lead the nation to peace.

Trump condemns Syria for 'chemical attack' on Douma

Trump condemns Syria for 'chemical attack' on Douma

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies Russia and Iran over a suspected chemical attack, saying there will be a "big price to pay".

Medical sources say dozens of people were killed in an attack on the rebel-held town of Douma in the weekend.

The UN Security Council is expected to discuss the crisis today.

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