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Ndileka Mandela: Zuma should listen and step down

Ndileka Mandela, granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, has supported the South African opposition’s call for President Jacob Zuma to step down. Tens of thousands of South Africans have staged protests in recent weeks demanding Zuma’s resignation, and opposition parties, religious groups and civil society activists have joined forces against him. In...

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Is there a future for the EFF in S. Africa after Zuma?

The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the third largest political party in South Africa, is Julius Malema: A controversial, but popular politician. Malema has always maintained one primary goal since he founded the EFF in 2013: Ousting President Jacob Zuma from office. His party has so far failed...

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Suicide car bomb targets military convoy in Nigeria

A suicide car bomber has attacked a military convoy in northeast Nigeria, killing five soldiers and injuring another 40, security forces have said. Two military officers told the AFP news agency on Friday that the attacker, believed to be loyal to factional Boko Haram leader Abu Mus’ab Al-Barnawi, targeted the...

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Court upholds life sentence of Chad's Hissene Habre

An appeals court in Senegal upheld the life sentence of Hissene Habre, former Chad president, on war crimes charges. The court also ruled on Thursday that millions of dollars of compensation awarded to more than 4,000 victims would be managed by a trust fund. The trial against Habre began in July...

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Odinga to run for presidency under opposition coalition

Former prime minister Raila Odinga has been named as Kenya’s opposition presidential candidate for the August general election. Senior leaders of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition made the announcement at Uhuru Park in the capital Nairobi during a rally attended by tens of thousands of supporters. In a repeat...

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Meet Zimbabwe’s 12-year-old female motocross rider

Motocross is a form of off-road motorcycle racing gaining popularity in Zimbabwe, but it is expensive. Some people say it is too dangerous, especially for girls. But 12-year-old Tanya Muzinda is changing perceptions and encouraging other young people to get on the race track. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from...

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Niger's Diffa region could face Hepatitis E outbreak

Doctors Without Borders is warning that an epidemic of Hepatitis E in Niger may get worse with the imminent rainy season. The Niger Government insists the situation is under control. But 25 women, all of them pregnant, have died of the liver disease in the Diffa region in the last...

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