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I didn’t know my lawyer paid prostitute $130,000, President Trump says

I didn’t know my lawyer paid prostitute $130,000, President Trump says

Stormy Daniels’s attorney said on Thursday that President Trump claims he was unaware of the $130,000 payment his attorney made to the porn star days before the 2016 election. “He’s effectively thrown, Michael Cohen now under the bus,” Michael Avenatti said. “This is an undisciplined guy, who you know, he finally cracked. We knew he

Botswana president steps down

President Ian Khama of Botswana this week wrapped up a national “farewell tour” before he stands down on Saturday in a power transfer designed to stress his statesmanship and the country’s stability. Khama has visited all of Botswana’s 57 constituencies since December, bidding a long goodbye to a population of just 2.2 million after serving

Trump gives Liberians one year to quit US

US President Donald Trump decided Tuesday to end the protected status of thousands of Liberian migrants to the United States and gave them a year to leave the country. It’s the latest of similar moves, after more than 250,000 Salvadorans, Haitians and Nicaraguans lost their protected status under an administration which has made cracking down

South Africa let me down, says ousted Mugabe

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe says South Africa should have sent troops instead of a team of negotiators to prevent his ouster by the military last year. Mugabe said his regional neighbours betrayed him “in a sense”, in an interview with the privately-owned Zimbabwe Independent newspaper and other regional and international media. “When you look

Nigeria’s Eboe-Osuji elected ICC president

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has elected Nigeria’s Chile Eboe-Osuji as the president of the international court in Netherlands. Eboe-Osuji graduated with a Law Degree (LL.B) from the University of Calabar in 1985, before studying for a master of laws (LL.M) at the McGill University in Canada. In a correspondence received by TheCable, the court

Researchers discover antibody ‘that can suppress HIV for six months’

Researchers said they have discovered an HIV antibody that can suppress the virus for nearly six months without additional treatment. The new study involved about half of a group of monkeys, infused with a broadly neutralising antibody to HIV combined with an immune stimulatory compound. The findings, released at the 25th Conference on Retroviruses and

Nigerian breaks Guinness world record for ‘longest marathon reading aloud’

Olawunmi Bayode, a Nigerian, has set a new Guinness Record in the ‘Longest Marathon Reading Aloud’ category. Bayode, father of three, logged 120 hours on Saturday at the YouRead Library Yaba in Lagos, beating the previous record set by Nepali Deepak Sharma Bajagain. The latter had 113 hours 15 minutes in 2008. Another Nepalese, Tudikhel

Rwanda shuts down 714 churches over noise pollution, safety issues

Local government authorities in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, have suspended activities in 714 churches over noise pollution and failing to meet minimum safety operating standards. The New Times, a local newspaper, reports that the action is being carried out by respective urban district authorities in partnership with the Rwanda governance board. Justus Kangwagye, head of political

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