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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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Uganda: UN Probes Tanzania and Uganda Deals With North Korea

Tanzania and Uganda are among several African countries under the United Nations scrutiny for violations of sanctions against North Korea....
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Grace Mugabe claims diplomatic immunity in S.Africa assault case

Johannesburg (AFP) - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model, South African police said Wednesday, in an incident that could test cross-border relations....
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Renegade al-Shabab leader defects to Somalia government

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A renegade leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist insurgents, al-Shabab, has surrendered to the government....
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Eleven dead as post-election unrest erupts in Kenya

NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police killed at least 11 people in a crackdown on protests as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums surrounding the capital, officials and witnesses said on Saturday....
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Bushmen evicted from ancestral land appeal to Dalai Lama ahead of Botswana visit

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bushmen in Botswana's Central Kalahari game reserve have written to the Dalai Lama, asking him to appeal to the government on their behalf for restoring their rights over ancestral lands during his upcoming visit to the African country. ...
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Army of ‘bewitched’ children involved in Congo massacres as UN reports hundreds of deaths

..."Their accounts should serve as a grave warning to the government of the DRC to act now to prevent such violence from tipping into wider ethnic cleansing."......
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Rwanda election: President Paul Kagame wins by landslide

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has won a third term in office with a landslide, the country's electoral commission has announced....
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Libyan rivals agree on nationwide ceasefire

Fayez Serraj and Khalifa Haftar commit to stop using armed forces except for in fight against 'terrorist' groups....
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