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Texas man sentenced to 25 years for abusing orphan boys in Malawi

Photo©Seth Perlman/AP/SIPAA Texas man who managed an orphanage in Malawi was sentenced on Tuesday in federal court to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing children in his care, U.S. prosecutors said.

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South Africa's Steinhoff springs a surprise with $3.8bn US Mattress Firm deal

Photo©Karel Navarro/AP/SIPASteinhoff's $3.8 billion purchase of debt-laden Mattress Firm, the largest U.S. specialty bedding vendor, will help cut its exposure to a weak home market and gain a big presence in the world's biggest retail market.

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Telecoms: Skype no more

Illustration©Adria FruitosMorocco is the latest African government to ban free internet calling services, riling consumers, who say traditional calling is too expensive.

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South Africa's Dlamini-Zuma's awful African Union legacy

altNkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is not seeking a second term as chairperson of the African Union (AU), and she has not been a good chairperson. Her five-year term will finish towards the end of 2017. Most chairs are expected to serve two terms, so Dlamini-Zuma's decision to leave has prompted speculation that she wishes to begin a campaign to succeed her former husband, Jacob Zuma, as president of South Africa.

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Climate Change: Now is the Time to Live Laudato Si

Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja. Photo©Andrew Medichini/AP/SIPAOne of Pope Francis' most inspirational actions came almost exactly a year ago when he delivered his Encyclical on Ecology, entitled Laudato Si, writes Cardinal John Onaiyek, Archbishop of Abuja.

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Uganda to grant oil production licences to France's Total

Photo©Wolfgang Rattay/ReutersUganda's cabinet agreed on Wednesday to allow the energy ministry to grant three oil production licences to France's Total, the presidency said.

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