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VIDEO: Zambia’s copper market hit by China

The repercussions of China’s market turmoil are being felt around the world, and especially in countries that produce commodities such as Zambia. China is a key consumer of its main export, copper. Nomsa Maseko reports from the town of Chingola on the Zambian copper ...

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August 31st, 2015

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Why does South Sudan matter so much to the US?

It wasn’t so much a collective sigh of relief when President Salva Kiir finally signed the peace deal this week. It was more a sense of “let’s see” as the US issued a warning that it would “hold to account” any of the leaders who might ...

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August 31st, 2015

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Egypt election dates set for autumn

Image caption Egypt’s parliament has been dissolved for three years Egypt’s election commission has announced that a long-awaited parliamentary election will be held in two stages in October and November. The poll had been scheduled for March and April but was ...

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August 31st, 2015

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Swansea City 2-1 Manchester United

69:15 Substitution Substitution Substitution, Manchester United. Ashley Young replaces Juan Mata. 65:13 Goal scored Goal! Goal! Swansea City 2, Manchester United 1. Baf├ętimbi Gomis (Swansea City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. ...

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August 30th, 2015

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Wanyama has asked to leave Saints

Victor Wanyama has asked to leave Southampton but manager Ronald Koeman says the midfielder will not be sold. The 24-year-old was left out of the 3-0 win over Norwich for not being “mentally and physically good enough to play”, according to the Saints boss. ...

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August 30th, 2015

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Kenya tops Beijing Athletics table

Image caption Asbel Kiprop (centre) just beat his compatriot Elija Manangoi to take gold in the 1,500m event Kenya has come top of the overall medal table at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing for the first time, with seven gold medals. Kenya also won six silver ...

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August 30th, 2015

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UK ambassador summoned over trial

Image caption John Casson criticised an Egyptian court’s decision to jail three journalists Britain’s ambassador to Egypt has been summoned to the country’s foreign ministry over his “unacceptable interference” following the trial of three ...

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August 30th, 2015

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‘Massive gas discovery’ off Egypt coast

Image caption Eni said the well could be one of the largest in the world Italian energy group Eni says it has found one of the world’s largest natural gas fields off Egypt’s coast. The company said the area was 1,450m (4,757 feet) beneath the surface and covered ...

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August 30th, 2015

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Keeping the faith

Image caption Orange Order members in Ghana say their Orangeism is a way of practicing their Protestant faith Torchlight shines on a wall with paintings of battle scenes from the late 17th Century. It’s just after 17:00 local time, so there’s no power yet –

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August 30th, 2015

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US decries al-Jazeera jail sentences

The US has said it is “deeply disappointed and concerned” at the three-year jail sentences passed in Egypt on three al-Jazeera journalists. Echoing criticism from the UK, Canada and Australia, the US state department urged Egypt to “redress the ...

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August 30th, 2015

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