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Italy looks to put G7 focus on Africa, but other crises encroach

When US President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world's seven major industrialised nations gather in Sicily on Friday, they will enjoy a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea, but won't get any glimpse of boats full of migrants.

Gambia tackles sleazy image to diversify tourism

For decades, The Gambia has built a reputation as a haven for tourists willing to pay for sun, sand, sea... and sex.

South Sudan president announces unilateral ceasefire, prisoner release

The president of war-ravaged South Sudan declared a unilateral ceasefire on Monday and promised to release political prisoners, but with no sign of a political deal with rebels it was not clear whether a truce would take hold.

Malawi to lift ban on maize exports after bumper 2017 harvest

Malawi will allow local farmers to resume exporting maize after a two-year ban following a larger-than-expected 2017 maize harvest, the country's minister of trade Joseph Mwanavekha said on Monday.

Angolan apartheid troops battle to survive in South Africa

Angolan soldiers recruited by South Africa's apartheid government to fight against their homeland now live in squalor, forgotten and unwanted.