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News from the Global South


Kenya starts demolition of unfit houses
Kenya starts demolishing 226 houses condemned as unsafe, following a building collapse last Friday that killed at least 42 people.

Nigeria finally signs delayed budget
After months of wrangling, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari finally signs into law a 2016 budget designed to kick-start the economy.

Top Kenyan businessman shot dead
Controversial businessman Jacob Juma is shot dead in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, several months after warning there was a plot to kill him.

Panama Papers source breaks silence
The source behind the leak of the Panama Papers speaks for the first time, offering to help with prosecutions in return for immunity.

Brazil committee backs Rousseff trial
A senate committee in the Brazilian congress votes in favour of President Dilma Rousseff facing trial for breaking budget laws.