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Burkina Faso police stage nationwide protest over corruption

April 18, 2017

Burkina Faso police have staged a nationwide protest, calling it the first in a series of peaceful demonstrations against corruption and a lack of transparency among their leaders.

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Zambian opposition leader charged with trying to overthrow government

April 18, 2017

Zambia opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, arrested last week on suspicion of treason, was charged in a magistrate's court on Tuesday with trying to overthrow the government.

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Libya fishermen find 28 dead asylum seekers

April 18, 2017

More than two dozen dead asylum seekers have been found by fishermen on a boat off the coast of Libya.

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‘The resurrection is not a fantasy,’ Pope Francis insists on Easter Sunday

April 16, 2017

ROME- In vintage Pope Francis style, the pontiff broke with tradition and delivered an off-the-cuff homily for Easter Sunday

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North Korea displays submarine-launched ballistic missile at military parade

April 15, 2017

North Korea on Saturday showcased its military muscles by parading all of its most-advanced ballistic and tactic missiles, including a submarine-launched ballistic missile which could strike targets 1000 km away.

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More than 2,000 migrants rescued in dramatic day in Mediterranean

April 15, 2017

More than 2,000 migrants trying to reach Europe were plucked from the Mediterranean on Friday in a series of dramatic rescues and one person was found dead, officials and witnesses said.

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Fidel 101: Cuban university founds Castro studies department

April 14, 2017

The University of Havana on Thursday inaugurated an honorary chair for the study of the thought and works of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, state media reported.

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Zambia denies detained opposition leader barred access to lawyers

April 13, 2017

Zambian police on Thursday denied the main opposition party's claims that its detained leader Hakainde Hichilema had been denied access to his lawyers and family but his lawyer insisted this was the case.

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South Africa: SACP in W Cape condemns alleged assassination attempt on Mapaila

April 13, 2017

The South African Communist Party (SACP) in Western Cape has condemned a reported assassination attempt on its second Deputy General-Secretary, Solly Mapaila.

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Four dead in army, police clash in Nigeria

April 13, 2017

A bloody clash between the army and police in Nigeria's restive north-eastern Yobe state on Wednesday left one soldier and three police dead, a security source told AFP.

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Anger and ridicule in Israel over Trump White House spokesman's Hitler comments

April 12, 2017

Israeli politicians and commentators have reacted with fury and incredulity to comments made by Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, in which he suggested Hitler had not used poison gas on his own people and called Nazi extermination camps “Holocaust centres”.

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Egypt's parliament approves three-month state of emergency

April 11, 2017

Egypt's parliament on Tuesday unanimously approved a three-month state of emergency, broadening the power of authorities to crack down on what it called enemies of the state days after two church bombings killed at least 45.

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Putin warns of 'fake' gas attacks to frame Syria's Assad

April 11, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned of future chemical weapons "provocations" in Syria to frame President Bashar al-Assad, just as Washington's top diplomat arrived for talks in Moscow.

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Zambia police raid home of opposition leader

April 11, 2017

Zambian police in full riot gear were standing watch Tuesday morning in front of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema’s residency located east of the capital Lusaka after raiding the complex overnight, according to his legal team.

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North Korea criticizes US for moving warships to Korean peninsula

April 11, 2017

North Korea has sharply criticized the United States after the US Pacific Command moved a set of warships to near the Korean peninsula at the weekend.

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President Zuma says marches against him highlight racism

April 10, 2017

South African President Jacob Zuma said on Monday that marches last week across the country that drew tens of thousands of protesters demanding his resignation demonstrated that racism was real.

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South Sudan’s secession was a collective effort, says Museveni

April 10, 2017

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has rebuked the manner in which South Sudan’s affairs have been handled by its leadership, stressing that the country seceded from Sudan due to collective support its people received from the region.

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Trump to sell attack planes to Nigeria for Boko Haram fight

April 10, 2017

The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation's security forces, according to U.S. officials.

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Egypt's Coptic churches hit by deadly blasts on Palm Sunday - At least 43 people killed

April 09, 2017

At least 43 people have been killed in two bomb attacks targeting two Egyptian churches packed with Palm Sunday worshippers.

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Kenyan husband-and-wife duo wins Paris Marathon

April 09, 2017

Kenya's Paul Lonyangata won the 41st Paris marathon on Sunday with his wife Purity Rionoripo taking the women's race.

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WikiLeaks: New files show how CIA hides malware on Windows computers

April 07, 2017

WikiLeaks on Friday released more files that it says reveal the CIA’s efforts to hack consumer electronics — this time focusing on flaws in Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

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Trump orders missile strike on Syria

April 07, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a massive military strike on a Syrian airbase on Thursday in retaliation for a chemical attack he blamed on President Bashar al-Assad.

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Somalia leader declares country a war zone, replaces army chiefs

April 06, 2017

Somalia's new president on Thursday declared the country a war zone and replaced its military and intelligence chiefs while instructing the army to prepare a new offensive against al-Shabab extremists.

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Assad tells paper he sees no "option except victory" in Syria

April 06, 2017

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said there is no "option except victory" in the country's civil war in an interview published on Thursday, saying the government could not reach "results" with opposition groups that attended recent peace talks.

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Nigeria's ex-oil minister charged with money-laundering

April 05, 2017

Nigeria's Federal High Court on Wednesday charged a former oil minister with money-laundering in an election bribery scandal over efforts to ensure former President Goodluck Jonathan won the 2015 election.

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Eritrea slams US sanctions after North Korea military deal

April 05, 2017

Eritrea has criticised the United States for slapping "misguided" sanctions on its navy, a month after it emerged the Horn of Africa nation tried to buy military equipment from North Korea.

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ANC Leaders close ranks behind Zuma’s New Cabinet

April 05, 2017

Leaders of South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) have successfully resolved their differences amid a major crisis that has been brewing in the party over the recent cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma.

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Racist attacks in India: African diplomats denounce lack of "sufficient deterrent measures" by Indian Government

April 04, 2017

India rejected on Monday (April 3rd) the accusation by diplomats from 43 African countries that it has not done enough to put an end to racist attacks against young African students in that country.

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COSATU calls for President Zuma’s resignation

April 04, 2017

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has called for President Jacob Zuma to resign as it "no longer believes in his leadership abilities".

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ANC Women's League 'not surprised' by junk rating

April 04, 2017

The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) said it "is disappointed, but not surprised by hasty the decision" taken by Standard and Poor's Global to downgrade South Africa to "junk status".

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