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At least 61 dead after days of violence in Ethiopia's Oromiya region

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - At least 61 people have been killed in clashes between different ethnic groups in Ethiopia's Oromiya region, officials said, the latest bout of violence to highlight increasing instability in a province racked by bloody protests in 2015 and 2016.
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400,000 Children in DR Congo Could Die from Hunger, Says UNICEF

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The United Nations on Tuesday warned that more than 400,000 children in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are severely malnourished and could die within months without emergency intervention. ...
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Kenya president sworn in amid opposition protests

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term Tuesday in what some hoped would be the end of months of election turmoil, which Kenyatta said stretched the country “almost to the breaking point.” ...
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of rule

HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday, a week after the army and his former political allies moved to end four decades of rule by a man once feted as an independence hero who became feared as a despot. ...
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US says Sudan cutting trade, military ties to North Korea

WASHINGTON — The United States said Thursday that Sudan will cut all military and trade ties to North Korea, a move that would be a significant victory in the Trump administration’s efforts to isolate the Stalinist nation amid increasing tensions over the North’s testing of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles....
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe widens purge, clearing wife's succession path

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s sacking of his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa was part of a wider purge, state media said on Tuesday, in a clear out analysts say is meant to neutralize any resistance to the political rise of his wife, Grace. ...
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US Ends 20 Years of Sanctions on Sudan

...The sanctions were imposed in 1997......
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Building a more prosperous Africa

China's foreign aid to low-income countries has, over the years, significantly boosted economic development and improved living conditions in the recipient nations....
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Tunisia parliament approves controversial amnesty for Ben Ali-era corruption

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial law granting amnesty to officials accused of corruption during the rule of autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, triggering angry protests from the opposition and activists outside....
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Kenya's Central Bank Sets Stage for Repeal of Interest Rate Caps

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Wednesday gave the clearest signal that it intends to push for a repeal of the year-old law capping interest rates because of the negative effect it has had on the economy....
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