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African Union discusses xenophobic attacks in South Africa

March 15, 2017

The African Union (AU) is discussing the problem of xenophobia in South Africa during a meeting of the Peace and Security Council which is scheduled for today (March 15).

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East Libyan forces launch offensive, seize oil terminals

March 14, 2017

East Libyan forces have regained control of two major oil ports of Ras Lanuf and al-Sidra from a rival faction that seized them earlier this month.

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Ethiopia rubbish landslide death toll soars to 65

March 14, 2017

At least 65 people were killed in a giant landslide at Ethiopia's largest rubbish dump this weekend, officials said Monday, in a tragedy that saw entire families including children buried alive.

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Karl Marx's German birthplace accepts Marx statue from China

March 14, 2017

The German city of Trier has decided to accept a statue of Karl Marx from China, marking the 200th anniversary of the father of communism's birth.

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South Africa and Nigeria try to fight against xenophobia

March 14, 2017

The Foreign Ministers of South Africa and Nigeria met on Monday (March 13th) in Pretoria to discuss the issue of xenophobia.

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Morocco court tries 25 over Western Sahara killings

March 13, 2017

A Moroccan court on Monday resumed the trial of 25 Sahrawis accused of killing 13 people, mostly Moroccan security forces, in the contested Western Sahara's Gdeim Izik camp in 2010.

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African Union has launched .africa internet domain for the continent

March 13, 2017

In the beginning was .com, followed by a host of other .somethings, but on Friday, 32 years after the world's first domain name was registered, the African Union has launched .africa for the continent.

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Zambia beat Senegal to win the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations

March 13, 2017

Hosts Zambia turned on the style to lift the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations after beating Senegal 2-0 in the final at the Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

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46 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

March 12, 2017

A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, killing at least 46 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home.

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Madagascar cyclone death toll reaches 38, authorities say

March 11, 2017

Madagascar's government says the death toll from Cyclone Enawo has risen to at least 38.

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Nigeria’s Buhari returns home after medical leave in UK, but health rumours persist

March 10, 2017

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned home on Friday after nearly two months of medical leave in Britain, state television said.

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WikiLeaks will give tech firms access to CIA hacking tools: Assange

March 09, 2017

WikiLeaks will allow tech companies access to much more detailed information about CIA hacking techniques so they can "develop fixes" before the information is widely published, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Thursday.

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'A nightmare:' UN chief urges help for Somalia hunger crisis

March 08, 2017

Visibly shocked by the suffering of malnourished Somalis and cholera victims during an emergency visit, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged international support to alleviate Somalia's worsening hunger crisis.

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Lesotho Monarch Dissolves Parliament, Calls Election

March 07, 2017

Lesotho’s monarch, King Letsie III, dissolved the kingdom’s parliament and called for elections, according to Deputy Prime Minister Mothejoa Metsing who commented on state-owned Radio Lesotho.

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No excuses for Ghana poverty 60 years after independence: president

March 07, 2017

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Monday the country had run out of excuses for failing to end poverty and corruption, 60 years after it became the first in sub-Saharan Africa to win independence from colonial rule.

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Trump signs new immigration order targeting six majority-Muslim countries

March 07, 2017

President Donald Trump on Monday signed a new version of his controversial travel ban, aiming to withstand court challenges while still barring new visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries and shutting down the U.S. refugee program.

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Stop scapegoating immigrants: activists tell South African politicians

March 06, 2017

Cape Town – About 200 activists on Saturday called on South African government officials as well as politicians to stop creating the impression that migrants are to be blamed for the problems in the country.

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Somalia: 110 dead from hunger in past 48 hours of drought

March 04, 2017

Somalia’s prime minister said Saturday that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region — the first death toll announced in a severe drought threatening millions of people across the country.

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Senegal and Gambia announce new era of ties

March 04, 2017

Senegal and The Gambia on Saturday affirmed a "new dynamic" between the two countries since the fall of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, and vowed to strengthen economic and military co-operation.

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Trump accuses Obama of wiretapping his office during election

March 04, 2017

In a series of early morning tweets on Saturday, President Donald Trump accused his predecessor Barack Obama of wiretapping his New York office during the election campaign, but did not reveal the source of his information.

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Late Congo opposition leader's son named as successor

March 03, 2017

Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition coalition said it had named the son of its late leader Etienne Tshisekedi to succeed him on Thursday, but some within the opposition rejected the choice.

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Tanzania civil society urges government to respect basic freedoms

March 03, 2017

Tanzanian civil society organisations have launched a year-long campaign calling on the government to respect freedom of expression and assembly.

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UN chief warns of Burundi's leader seeking 4th term

March 01, 2017

A new report by the U.N. secretary-general warns that if Burundi's president tries to seek a fourth term it could "plunge the country into an even deeper crisis."

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Mo Ibrahim award fails to find a winner – again

February 28, 2017

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation says it has found no winner, again, for its prestigious Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.

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Never forget Africa's role in SA's liberation, says Mbeki

February 27, 2017

New chancellor of the University of South Africa (Unisa), former president Thabo Mbeki on Monday condemned the recent anti-immigrant protest march, which was preceded by attacks on foreign nationals in different parts of Gauteng.

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Pope says wants to make trip to South Sudan with Anglican leader

February 26, 2017

Pope Francis said on Sunday he wants to make a trip to South Sudan together with the head of the Anglican Church to bring attention to the suffering of people stricken by civil war and famine.

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Morocco says to withdraw from Western Sahara tension zone

February 26, 2017

Morocco said Sunday it will pull back from a zone of the contested Western Sahara that has raised tensions with Algeria-backed Polisario Front separatists.

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe marks 93rd birthday

February 26, 2017

On Saturday, thousands of government supporters, some wearing clothing adorned with Mugabe's image, converged in Matabeleland for his 93rd birthday bash and show of strength for the ruling ZANU-PF party.

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South African police break up anti-immigrant protests

February 24, 2017

South African police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse rival marches by hundreds of protesters in Pretoria on Friday, after mobs looted stores this week believed to belong to immigrants.

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South Africa's Zuma condemns violence against African migrants

February 24, 2017

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has condemned acts of violence between citizens and non-nationals, his office said on Friday.

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