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News from the Global South


Nigerian leader declares wealth
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari declares he has $150,000 (£100,000) in his personal account - far less than his vice-president.

Village of 1,000 sealed off over Ebola
A Sierra Leone village of nearly 1,000 people is put under quarantine after a dead woman's body tested positive for Ebola.

Archbishop Tutu leaves hospital
South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu returns home after spending two weeks in hospital for a recurring infection, his foundation says.

Guatemala ex-leader ordered to jail
Guatemala's ex-president Otto Perez Molina spends his first night in prison after a judge orders his detention while corruption hearings take place.

Cuba welcomes back doctors who fled
The Cuban government says it will welcome back without punishment doctors who deserted while working on government-backed programmes abroad.

Springfield gets Chinese railcar plant
A subsidiary of the world's largest railcar maker in China broke ground on a new $95 million manufacturing facility in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Chinese-built dams in Argentina poised to spur local economy
Two Chinese-built dams in southern Argentina are poised to provide not just additional energy, but also a boost to the local economy.

Market volatility not reason for concern over China: IMF
The International Monetary Fund does not see recent market volatility by itself as a reason to voice concern about China and the review to include the Chinese currency in the special drawing rights (SDR) basket, an IMF spokesman said Thursday.

Mercedes-Benz launches All New GLE Sport SUV
The latest launch of the GLE Sport SUV on Wednesday in Chengdu once again testified to the strength of the strong product offensive of Mercedes-Benz this year, which has taken the China market by storm.