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South Africa demands Australian minister retract white farmer comments
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa demanded on Thursday that Australian interior minister Peter Dutton retract comments that suggested white farmers were being persecuted and deserved protection with special visas from a "civilized country".
U.S. military discloses firefight in Niger in December
DAKAR (Reuters) - U.S. and Niger troops killed 11 Islamist militants from a Boko Haram splinter group in a firefight in December, the U.S. military said on Thursday, publicly acknowledging a previously unreported incident.
How Congo faced down some of the world's biggest mining firms
DAKAR (Reuters) - In an ornate room in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential palace last week, some of global mining's most powerful men faced off against government officials over proposed changes to the country's mining code.
Chicago pulls out as potential host city for 2026 World Cup
(Reuters) - Chicago has joined Vancouver in pulling out of the chance to be a host city in a joint United State-Canada-Mexico bid for the 2026 World Cup, citing uncertainty over potential costs and FIFA's inflexibility.
INSIGHT-How Congo faced down some of the world's biggest mining firms
DAKAR, March 15 (Reuters) - In an ornate room in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential palace last week, some of global mining's most powerful men faced off against government officials over proposed changes to the country's mining code.
Sisi calls for big turnout in Egyptian election
CAIRO, March 15 (Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Thursday his government had fulfilled its promises during his first term and called on Egyptians to vote in large numbers in an election where he is seeking a second term in office.
EXCLUSIVE-UK watchdog examines unregulated firm drawing Asian investors - source
LONDON/JAKARTA, March 15 (Reuters) - Britain's financial watchdog is conducting inquiries into an unregulated company that sponsors a Formula One team and has attracted investors from countries across Asia, according to a source familiar with the situation.
ATM pharmacy to cut queues for South Africa's AIDS patients
ALEXANDRA, South Africa, March 15 (Reuters) - South Africa has launched an ATM-like vending machine to dispense medicines to patients with chronic illnesses such as AIDS in a move aimed at reducing waiting times and congestion in public healthcare facilities.
Reuters Sports Schedule at 1540 GMT on Thursday
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Cameroon's aging Biya holds first cabinet meeting since 2015
DAKAR (Reuters) - Cameroon's octogenarian President Paul Biya, who has ruled the central African country with an iron grip for decades, held his first cabinet meeting since 2015 on Thursday.
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