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Zuma below stress as inform of nation speech postponed

Durban, South Africa –  Jacob Zuma’s scheduled State of the Nation Address in parliament has been postponed as pressure grows on him to step down as president of South Africa. The announcement on Tuesday comes during a tumultuous week for the ruling African National Congress (ANC), which elected Cyril Ramaphosa as its new party leader in…

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Trump delivers politically divisive, nationalist speech

Washington DC, United States – In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump offered a combative world view, claimed success in the war on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, boasted about recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and outlined a nakedly nationalistic American economic and foreign policy. « As we…

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Arab MPs ejected after protesting Pence Knesset speech

Palestinian members of the Israeli parliament have been forcibly removed from the chamber after staging a protest at the start of US Vice President Mike Pence’s speech. Pence’s visit in Israel, the last leg of a regional tour, was boycotted by Palestinian leaders following US President Donald Trump’s decision last month to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. On Monday,…

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Pope meets Suu Kyi, fails to level Rohingya in speech

Pope Francis has met Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi but avoided directly addressing the ongoing Rohingya crisis. At the meeting in Yangon on Tuesday, the pontiff stressed the importance of Myanmar respecting the « identity » of all of its ethnic groups, without using the term « Rohingya ». More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring…

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