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May to trigger Brexit process next week

Prime Minister Theresa May is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving. Downing Street said she would write a letter to the European Council, adding that it expected negotiations on the terms of exit and future relations to then begin as quickly as possible. …

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Kenya doctors end strike after signing government deal

Doctors in Kenya have agreed to end a 100-day strike that has paralysed the country’s public health system. Union officials representing thousands of striking medical workers have signed an agreement with government officials in the capital, Nairobi. The doctors are to receive increased allowances as negotiations over other issues continue. …

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Nigeria leader returns home after leave

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returns home after long medical leave in UK and speculation over his condition.  The 74-year-old landed at an air force base in the northern city of Kaduna and is expected travel to the capital, Abuja. The former military ruler left Nigeria in January and has been …

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Senegal’s Dakar mayor in custody for fraud

The mayor of Senegal’s capital, Dakar, has been placed in custody for allegedly embezzling public money. A judge investigating $2.9m (£2.3m) in missing city funds has charged Khalifa Sall with fraud, criminal conspiracy and money laundering. He denies any wrongdoing and says his arrest is politically motivated. Mr Sall, who …

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