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12 Chinese workers nabbed for growing cannabis in Zambia

The Chronicle Zambian anti-drug authorities have arrested 12 Chinese construction workers for allegedly cultivating cannabis without a permit, a top government official said on Thursday. The...

Zambia seizes ‘aphrodisiac’ energy drink

The Chronicle Authorities in Zambia have ordered a local manufacturer to stop the production and distribution of an energy drink that reportedly caused a prolonged...

Woman, sons suffocate to death in banned ‘menstrual hut’

The Chronicle A woman and her two sons suffocated to death in Nepal after she was forced to sleep in a windowless shed during her...

Trump threatens to declare emergency on border visit

The Chronicle US President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can’t reach a deal with Democrats...

‘NPA denies payments were made to Zuma’s rape accuser’

The Chronicle The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has denied making any payments to the late Fezekile “Khwezi” Kuzwayo, who accused former president Jacob Zuma of...

DRC’s surprise poll result could face court challenge

The Chronicle Democratic Republic of Congo appeared on the cusp of its first peaceful transfer of power with the surprise victory on Thursday of opposition...

Felix Tshisekedi is the new president of DRC

The Chronicle Felix Tshisekedi has vowed to be the president “of all Congolese” after the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) electoral commission declared him the...

Nigeria arrests journalists over Boko Haram coverage

The Chronicle Nigeria’s security forces have raided the offices of the country’s Daily Trust newspaper and arrested two of its journalists over the paper’s coverage...

Gabon military takeover foiled

The Chronicle A spokesperson for the government of Gabon has said the political situation in the country is “under control”, following an attempted military coup. Guy-Bertrand...

Gabon soldiers stage coup to ‘restore democracy’

The Chronicle Military officers in Gabon staged an apparent coup attempt early on Monday, seizing the state radio station and declaring their dissatisfaction with President...
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