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Decriminalizing of drugs, the only pathway

Marijuana sits in a bowl from which it is packaged and sold to customers, at The Station, a medical and retail cannabis dispensary, in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. Brennan Linsley/AP/SIPADrug trafficking and the black market are, to a large extent, a direct consequence of the international drug control system and the national laws that are derived therefrom.

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Mining: Australian police probe Sundance over Congo corruption allegations

File photo©Karel Navarro/AP/SIPASundance Resources said on Thursday Australian police are investigating allegations that the company may have bribed politicians in Congo Republic to win permits to pursue a major iron ore project.

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Olympic runner shows rare defiance against Ethiopia's government as world looks on

Ethiopian long-distance runner Feyisa Lilesa crosses his arms in a show of solidarity with anti-government protestors back home after winning the silver medal in the men's marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Luca Bruno/AP/SIPAEthiopian long-distance runner Feyisa Lilesa made a rare display of defiance against the country's ruling party on Sunday as he crossed the finish line of the men's marathon on the final day of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Africa after the real Brexit

Photo©Svancara Petr/AP/SIPAAs Britain chose to leave the European Union, sending shock waves through the global markets, experts remain uncertain on how this would impact African economies. Trade and investment would certainly be affected as most of the trade arrangements the UK has with African countries were negotiated through the EU.

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African countries threaten UN Security Council pull-out

Photo© Rick Bajornas/AP/SIPAAfrican countries are reportedly threatening to withdraw from the United Nations Security Council unless they are allocated a permanent seat.

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Steinhoff raises Poundland offer after hedge fund increases stake

Photo©Stefan Wermuth/ReutersSouth Africa's Steinhoff has improved the terms of its agreed takeover of British discount retailer Poundland, saying its 610.4 million pound ($794.6 million) offer is final.

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