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Donald Trump is fond of saying Hispanics love him, but his Republicans face an all-but-impossible task in winning over the fast-growing, Democratic-leaning group that the billionaire has alienated time and again.
 
The successful prosecution of Chadian dictator Hissene Habre has galvanized the movement for a permanent forum for justice in Africa, but several legal roadblocks stand in the way, according to experts.
 
Dissent is seldom aired publicly in Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe's 35 years of authoritarian rule but, against all the odds, individual voices are taking a stand and tapping into anger bubbling below the surface.
 
A recovery in the oil price to around US$50 has eased pressure on OPEC to turn down the taps when it gathers in Vienna on Thursday for its first meeting with the powerful Saudi crown prince's new oil minister.
 
A desert warfare specialist, Chad's Hissene Habre seized power in 1982 and quickly embraced the role of ruthless dictator, with brutal atrocities the hallmark of his eight-year reign of terror.
 
Politicians and world leaders have dominated the headlines in the campaign for Britain's EU referendum, but a passionate battle for the country's future is also being fought by activists on the streets.
 
Two months after his dramatic arrival in Libya's capital, Fayez al-Sarraj's unity government has won international support but had little impact inside a divided country plagued by jihadists, analysts say.
 
The "breakthrough" deal announced Wednesday to resume handing out bailout money to Greece sounded like old times: the International Monetary Fund working with European countries again as official lenders to Athens.
 
"Big data" could play a huge role in the 2016 U.S. election, even if Donald Trump doesn't think so.
 
A special court will hand down the verdict in the landmark war crimes trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre on Monday, with prosecutors hoping for a life sentence.
 
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