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Zimbabwe election crisis: MDC’s Tendai Biti in court

Zimbabwean opposition politician Tendai Biti has appeared in court in handcuffs on charges of inciting violence after he was deported from Zambia. Zambia’s government rejected Mr Tendai Biti’s request for asylum on Wednesday.   Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Mr Biti had been released on bail following his intervention. Prosecutors accuse Mr Biti of fuelling […]

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Iran condemns US ‘psychological warfare’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has hit out at the United States over its reinstatement of economic sanctions. He described the measures, which came into effect overnight, as “psychological warfare” which aimed to “sow division among Iranians”.   The sanctions take aim at various sectors, with further punitive action planned against Iran’s oil trade. The European […]

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Zimbabwe police arrest top opposition leader

A senior member of Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC Alliance, Tendai Biti, has been arrested at the border with Zambia, his lawyer is quoted as saying. Police had issued a search warrant for Mr Biti, accusing him of “unlawfully” announcing that his party’s leader, Nelson Chamisa, won last Monday’s presidential election. He is also accused of inciting […]

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Wife stages own kidnap to defraud husband

A 45-year-old housewife, Hadijat Kabir, arrested by police in Lagos for allegedly faking her kidnap and that of her 18-year-old daughter to defraud her husband of N15 million (about $42,000), claimed she committed the act because her husband took a second wife and abandoned them. According to Hadijat Kabir, who was paraded alongside other notorious […]