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UK to maintain duty-free access for developing countries after Brexit


LONDON Britain said it will maintain duty-free access to its markets once it has left the European Union for goods from nearly 50 developing countries including Bangladesh, Sierra Leone and Haiti.

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Kenyan appeals court says presidential results from constituencies to be final 23 Jun 2017

NAIROBI A Kenyan court said on Friday that presidential election results announced at the constituency level across the east African nation would be final and no further changes allowed, in an ruling intended to reduce the risk of malpractice.

U.N. begins investigation of Congo killings 23 Jun 2017

GENEVA/KINSHASA The United Nations opened an investigation on Friday into killings in central Democratic Republic of Congo, though some Western countries and campaign groups said they had hoped it would have a stronger mandate.

Donors pledge $352 million to help Uganda's South Sudanese refugees 23 Jun 2017

KAMPALA About $352 million has been pledged to help Uganda cope with an influx of refugees fleeing conflict in South Sudan, donors said on Friday.

Nigerian acting president meets with regional leaders on ethnic unrest 23 Jun 2017

ABUJA Nigeria's acting president met with regional leaders in an effort to quell ethnic tensions, his office said, as threats grow of conflict between northern Muslims and southeastern Igbo people.


Death of Botswana ex-president who helped steady democracy 23 Jun 2017

GABORONE Botswana's former president Ketumile Masire, an instrumental figure in establishing the southern African country's image as a stable African democracy, has died, his aide said on Friday.

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