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‘Now I’m nothing’: Zimbabwe floods leave local traders destitute

In eastern Zimbabwe’s Rusitu Valley, heavy rain brought by Cyclone Idai this month caused flooding that rampaged through dozens of small grocery stores and market stalls.

Burundi bans BBC and suspends Voice of America, activists cry foul

Burundi has banned the BBC and indefinitely suspended Voice of America, moves that campaigners and the international broadcasters described as a blow to press freedom.

Pope signs new law to prevent child abuse at Vatican HQ and embassies

Pope Francis on Friday enacted sweeping new legislation to protect children from sexual abuse within the Vatican and other Holy See institutions in Rome, as well as by its diplomatic corps worldwide.

How the Premier League title race and top-four battle will be decided

With the Premier League title race set to go down to the wire and the battle for top-four places tighter than ever, AFP Sport takes a closer look at the remaining fixtures for each of the top six:

ASA criticizes IAAF over Semenya hearing, says they failed to prove case

Athletics South Africa (ASA) have issued a rebuke of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and say the body failed to prove their case in the appeal hearing of double Olympic champion Caster Semenya.

Venezuela’s Maduro announces ban on rival holding public office

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's regime, bolstered by a Russian military deployment infuriating the US, on Thursday announced a ban on Washington-backed self-declared interim leader Juan Guaido holding public office.

Stanbic tops K2 billion in real estate investment

Stanbic Bank Zambia has reached a new milestone in its support to business with the opening of the Pinnacle Shopping Mall in Kabulonga this week.

UK lawmakers poised for pivotal vote on May’s Brexit deal

MPs are set for a momentous third vote Friday on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal, which could end a months-long crisis or risk Britain crashing out of the EU in two weeks.

In Mozambique, parents yearn for children torn away by cyclone

It has been more than a week since Virginia Samuel last saw two of her children.

Kenya orders closure of Dadaab refugee camp this year, according to leaked U.N. document

Kenya has ordered the closure of the Dadaab refugee camp by the middle of this year with the race now on to find homes for more than 210,000 people, according to a leaked internal United Nations document obtained by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.