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Concerns in Kenya over President Ruto’s sudden weight loss

Kenyan President William Ruto says his visible weight loss is his deliberate effort to keep fit amid concerns by some Kenyans on social media over his health. Speaking during a televised media interview on Sunday, President Ruto explained he had added some weight during the campaign period in 2022. During …

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George Santos admits to theft in Brazil court

Republican congressman George Santos has admitted to theft and signed a deal with Brazilian authorities to drop the criminal charges in a 2008 case. As part of the deal, Mr Santos has been given 30 days to pay restitution and fines for the case to be dropped. He is still …

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Israel and Gaza militants in heaviest fighting for months

Israel says Palestinian militants in Gaza have fired more than 460 rockets at it, and that its military has hit over 130 militant targets in Gaza, in the heaviest fighting in nine months. Six people were killed and 45 injured in Gaza, local medics say. Several were hurt rushing to …

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South Africa ends security firm’s contract over jail break

South Africa’s prison authority has issued notice to terminate a contract with the multinational security firm, G4S. The company is responsible for running Mangaung Prison from where convicted rapist and murderer, Thabo Bester, escaped last May by faking his own death and planting a corpse in his cell. The escape …

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Soldier shoots dead politician he was guarding

A Ugandan national army soldier has shot and killed a government minister he was guarding. Retired Colonel Charles Okello Engola, who was the Deputy Minister for Gender and Labour, was shot at his home on Tuesday morning. It is not yet clear whether there was an argument between the soldier …

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