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Mali's protest leader backs civilian 'rare bird' to lead transition

Dicko, a Salafist preacher who earlier this year electrified protesters during anti-government demonstrations, told the state broadcaster late on Wednesday that Mali needed assistance and that it had nothing to gain by going behind the back of the international community.

'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' to end after 14 years

'Keeping Up with the Kardashians,' which helped make Kim Kardashian and her siblings Kylie, Kendall, Khloe and Kourtney household names and launched their careers in the fashion and beauty business, will air its last season early next year, the network and the extended family said.

Rand steady ahead of expected GDP plunge

The rand fell nearly 1% on Monday to end at R16.7575 as nervousness about the GDP figure and low liquidity with United States markets closed for a national holiday strained demand.

China's Xi says China acted openly and transparently on COVID-19

Xi, speaking at a ceremony honouring role models during the country’s fight against the disease, said China is the first major economy to return to growth during the pandemic - a fact he said demonstrates the country’s strong abilities and vitality.

Putin critic Navalny is out of coma, Berlin hospital says

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said her government has concluded Alexei Navalny was poisoned with Novichok, the same substance that Britain said was used against a Russian double agent and his daughter in an attack in England in 2018.

Rand retreats as upcoming GDP data frays investor nerves

A return of nationwide power cuts last week by state utility Eskom, coupled with signs of tension inside the ruling African National Congress, and fears of deep recession have seen the rand lag gains by its emerging market peers.