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Letter from Africa: Thomas Mapfumo, Zimbabwe’s lion, roars for his fans

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP In our series of letters from Africa, journalist-turned-barrister Brian Hungwe reflects on the return from exile of Zimbabwean musician Thomas Mapfumo four months after Robert Mugabe's resignation as president.Known to his fans as the "Lion of Zimbabwe", Mapfumo has long been a figure of protest.His music was the soundtrack during the fight for independence and some of his songs were later banned by state-owned media under
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11 things we learned from Kim Kardashian’s interview on Ellen

[ad_1] Image copyright NBC Kim Kardashian has broken her silence on the Tristan Thompson scandal, following allegations he cheated on her sister, Khloe, while she was pregnant.The star appeared on Ellen DeGeneres's talk show on Monday night, also revealing she and Kanye had a difficult time agreeing a name for baby Chicago.In a wide-ranging interview, they covered a range of topics, including Kanye's tweets, red carpets and Kimye house rules.Here's
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Abingdon vicar who ‘spiritually abused’ boy gets two-year ban

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The vicar met the teenager during a mentoring programme at his church A Church of England vicar who "spiritually abused" a boy has been banned from ministry for two years.The Reverend Timothy Davis is understood to be the first priest to have been convicted of such abuse by the Bishop's Disciplinary Tribunal.Mr Davis, of Christ Church, Abingdon, held two-hour private prayer sessions in the
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Abingdon vicar who ‘spiritually abused’ boy gets two-year ban

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The vicar met the teenager during a mentoring programme at his church A Church of England vicar who "spiritually abused" a boy has been banned from ministry for two years.The Reverend Timothy Davis is understood to be the first priest to have been convicted of such abuse by the Bishop's Disciplinary Tribunal.Mr Davis, of Christ Church, Abingdon, held two-hour private prayer sessions in the
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Colombia election: Former Farc rebels face first ballot

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The vote is being viewed as a test ahead of presidential elections in May Polls have closed in Colombia's congressional elections that saw former members of the Farc guerilla group take part for the first time.The ex-rebels, now known as the Revolutionary Alternative Common Force (also Farc), were given 10 congressional seats as part of a historic peace deal signed in 2016.But opinion polls
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Pro-Kurdish demonstrators close London and Manchester stations

[ad_1] Image copyright @broseph_stalin Image caption A large crowd gathered outside the entrance to King's Cross Pro-Kurdish demonstrators have caused delays and disruption at major railway stations in London and Manchester.Police were forced to close Manchester Piccadilly after people stormed the station and climbed on to the tracks.Within hours, King's Cross was shut down to stop protesters getting on the tracks. Both stations have reopened.Demonstrators are protesting against Turkey's military
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Brexit: Backlash for Cable over ‘white nostalgia’ comment

[ad_1] Tory MPs have labelled as "wrong" and "unwise" comments made by Sir Vince Cable, that older Brexit voters were "driven by nostalgia".The Lib Dem leader said too many older people who voted Leave longed for a world where "faces were white"."(Sir Vince) should be trying to bring country together, not seeking to tear it apart," cabinet minister Sajid Javid said.Tory party chair Brandon Lewis said his comments were "rude"
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Putin ordered plane to be downed in 2014

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Putin is expected to win re-election later this month Russia's President Putin ordered the shooting down of a passenger plane that was reportedly carrying a bomb and targeting the opening of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, he says in a new film.In the two-hour film, posted online, Mr Putin says he was told a plane from Ukraine to Turkey had been hijacked as