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PDVSA: Maduro names general to head Venezuela oil firm

Image copyright Reuters Image caption 95 per cent of Venezuela’s export income comes from oil. Venezuelan President Nicol├ís Maduro has named a general to head the state oil company, PDVSA, and the country’s energy ministry. Mr Maduro said the appointment of Major General Manuel Quevedo was “a new oil revolution” to tackle corruption. Last week […]

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Donkey dynasty

Image caption The sanctuary in the town of Bethesda has become home to 150 donkeys Early morning visitors meander around the Vivian Richards stadium in Antigua. But none though, as you might expect, are dressed in white and brandish cricket gear. In fact, the pastoral surrounds of the legendary cricketer’s eponymous venue are a popular […]

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Kenya election: Uhuru Kenyatta defeats Raila Odinga

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Uhuru Kenyatta, like his rival, is part of an old political family Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected following Tuesday’s vote, election officials say. Mr Kenyatta, in office since 2013, took 54.3% of votes, ahead of his rival Raila Odinga, with 44.7%. After the announcement, Mr Kenyatta called for […]