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S Africa launches probe into more than 90 'political murders'

The South African government has set up an inquiry to investigate what activists call political murders in KwaZulu Natal province. More than 90 people have been killed in and around the Glebelands Hostel since 2014, and yet no arrests have been made in connection with the deaths. There are also...

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Italy and France are playing a dangerous game in Libya

After the United Nations lifted sanctions imposed on Libya in 2003, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi set off to improve relations with Europe. He knew that the two most important cards he held were oil money and migration. He knew that France was looking for yet another market for its arms...

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Muhammadu Buhari addresses nation on return from UK

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the nation after spending more than three months in London for medical treatment. In a televised address, Buhari on Monday thanked Nigerians for their prayers and said he was pleased to be “back on home soil among my brothers and sisters”. Buhari returned to...

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Online rhino horn auction set to open in South Africa

An online auction of rhino horn is set to open Monday, after a court in South Africa approved the site which has outraged conservationists. South African authorities had refused to issue a permit in a move to ban the three-day auction, which they feared would undermine a global ban on...

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Latest CAR clashes leave 13 people dead

Thirteen people have been killed in a town in Central African Republic, a local doctor said on Sunday, as the toll from sectarian violence that has sparked fears of genocide continued to rise. The clashes took place in Bria, in the centre of the country 450 kilometres from the capital...

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Sierra Leone: Death toll from landslide nears 500

The death toll from a devastating landslide and flooding that hit Sierra Leone earlier this week has risen to nearly 500, according to hospital officials.  More than 600 people remained missing on Sunday, with rescue officials warning that the chances of finding survivors are decreasing each day. The death toll...

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The 2017 Angola elections

Angolans head to the polls on August 23 to elect a new president. The long-time president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, will not be running for reelection after 38 years in power. Dos Santos, who is now 74, is Africa’s second-longest-serving president. Only Equatorial Guinea’s president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, has been...

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