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Mali govt criticised by UN, EU for lethal response to protests

The United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) have condemned the Malian government’s use of lethal force during protests…

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Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zindzi dies at 59

Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela and anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died…

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Malawi president under fire for family appointments to cabinet

Malawians have voiced anger after newly appointed President Lazarus Chakwera unveiled a cabinet that they said was tainted by family…

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UN chief: Foreign interference in Libya at ‘unprecedented levels’

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that the conflict in Libya has entered a new…

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Ivorian Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly dies

Ivorian Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly died Wednesday in Abidjan at the age of 61, the presidency announced on public…

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Protests in the DRC over election chief appointment plans

Police in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) made several dozen arrests as they broke up Wednesday’s protests in…

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Zimbabwe Health Minister sacked amid graft scandal

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fired Health Minister Obediah Moyo who has been charged with corruption over illegally awarding a…

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Death toll in Ethiopia violence over singer’s killing hits 239

The death toll from demonstrations and ethnic violence that erupted in Ethiopia last week following the murder of a popular…

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Pope compares Libya’s detention centres with concentration camps

Pope Francis has compared detention centres for migrants and refugees in Libya with concentration camps, saying the world was being…

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Motorbike taxi rider sets himself on fire ‘over bribe’

A 29-year-old motorbike taxi rider in Uganda has died after setting fire to himself inside a police station. Hussein Walugembe’s…

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