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News from the Global South


Power struggle in Burkina Faso
A split emerges within Burkina Faso's armed forces over who is leading the country following the resignation of President Blaise Campaore.

Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim
Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.

Funeral of murdered SA footballer
Tens of thousands of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of murdered South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa in Durban.

Uruguay registers cannabis growers
The Uruguayan government announces the start of registration for licensed cannabis growers as part of its plan to legalise the drug.

Colombian Farc in civilian admission
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".

Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary exhibition held
"Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty" museum exhibit in honor of Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary, at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

Chinese companies make strides in the UK
Chinese companies are making great progress expanding into the UK despite obvious challenges, says Zhou Xiaoming, minister counselor with the economic and commercial office at the Chinese embassy in London.

United Airlines expands further in China
United Airlines Inc will expand into more Chinese cities and keep leading the market in the decades ahead, although many other carriers also covet the market.

Slowdown persists for FMCG sales
China's consumer market has seen a significant slowdown in growth over the past two years, according to an industry survey.