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The African Tour de France cyclist racking up historic wins

To his fans, he’s the “African king” – an international star and the first black African to win a Tour de France stage. Biniam Girmay did that not only once but three times this year at road cycling’s premier event.…

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The many identities of the first woman vice-president

Less than four months out from the election, Vice-President Kamala Harris found herself in a difficult position. President Joe Biden’s poor performance on the debate stage spurred mounting criticism about his ability to win the election. As anxiety turned to…

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Biden has endorsed Harris. What happens next?

President Joe Biden surprised American voters on Sunday when he announced he would drop out of the race for president after weeks of resisting calls to step down. Though he will carry out the rest of his presidency, he has…

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Impeached judge itching to take on South African president

In a sign of the seismic political changes in South Africa, John Hlophe, a once-celebrated judge whose career ended ignominiously with his impeachment just five months ago, has been parachuted into parliament to lead the official opposition. Dr Hlophe is…

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Namibia refuses to extend visa for Ugandan monarch

The Namibian government has refused a request to extend the visa for a Ugandan king who has been getting medical treatment in the country since April. King Mutebi II of the Buganda has been receiving treatment for an undisclosed condition.…

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I cannot forgive Mugabe’s soldiers – massacre survivor

An astounding number of mass graves surround Thabani Dhlamini’s home in south-western Zimbabwe. One pointed out to the BBC lies near the ablution block of a primary school in the village of Salankomo in the Tsholotsho district. Teachers were killed…

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Vance choice heightens European fears over Trump presidency

European politicians and diplomats had already prepared for changes to their relationship with the US in the event of a second Donald Trump presidency. Now that the Republican candidate has chosen Ohio Senator JD Vance as his running mate, those…

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Trump security boosted weeks ago over Iran plot to kill him

Protection for Donald Trump was boosted several weeks ago after US authorities learned of an Iranian plot to kill him, according to national security officials. Officials say there is no known connection between the alleged Iranian plot and the assassination…

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Kagame wins Rwanda vote in landslide – partial results

Rwandan President Paul Kagame is on course to extend his 24-year rule by another five years in a landslide victory, with most of the votes counted from Monday’s election. He has 99.15% of the vote so far, with about 79%…

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