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Burkina Faso PM, govt resign over security crisis

President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, who had already changed his military leadership over the security crisis, accepted Prime Minister Christophe Joseph Marie Dabire's resignation, according to a presidential decree.

IMF sees slower growth in South Africa

While the country's finance ministry predicts the economy will grow by 5.1% this year, the International Monetary Fund said it expects growth to be 4.6%.

Tokyo to recognise same-sex partnership: governor

Japan is the only nation of the Group of Seven countries that does not recognise same-sex unions, and its constitution stipulates that 'marriage shall be only with the mutual consent of both sexes'.