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Theresa May courts Africa to rebound from Brexit

International | British prime minister pledges to invest $5.1 billion in the continent
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/04/18, 04:06 pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May made big promises during her first African tour last week, pledging $5.1 billion of investment in the continent during her first stop in Cape Town, South Africa.

May’s visit to three African nations focused on economic ties and migration issues as the United Kingdom works to strengthen and create new diplomatic connections ahead of its planned exit from the European Union. May’s African delegation included 29 business representatives in the fields of technology and finance. Britain also plans to open new embassies in Niger and Chad.

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Associated Press/Photo by Yong Teck Lim

Human rights not on North Korea summit agenda

International | Plus, Syrian Christians testify to Turkish-led atrocities
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/11/18, 04:30 pm

NORTH KOREA: With hours to go before President Donald Trump sits down for a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, senior U.S. and North Korean officials are huddling over last-minute negotiations.

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Associated Press/Photo by Farah Abdi Warsameh

U.S. soldier killed in Somali ambush

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/11/18, 08:03 am

An extremist ambush in Somalia on Friday killed one U.S. special operations soldier and injured four others. The U.S. military said its troops came under mortar and small-arms fire in a joint operation with about 800 Somali and Kenyan troops. The U.S. team provided advice, assistance, and surveillance to the mission. The Defense Department on Friday said 26-year-old Sgt. Alexander W. Conrad of Chandler, Ariz., died in the attack about 217 miles southwest of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

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