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South Sudan fighters get emergency UN aid in DR Congo

More than 100 fighters loyal to South Sudan's sacked vice-president have been found "in extremely bad shape" by the UN in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Iran seeks to strengthen economic ties with Mali

Mali and Iran have resolved to strengthen economic ties....
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KENYA’S EX-PM RAILA ODINGA: DONALD TRUMP HAS NO AFRICA POLICY

The Kenyan opposition leader is backing Hillary Clinton for the U.S. presidency....
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Gambia opposition leader gets 3-year jail sentence: court

Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) - Opposition leader Ousainou Darboe was sentenced to three years in jail on Wednesday in the Gambia for organising a rare demonstration protesting against the death in custody of a party member....
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Tunis father on IS rescue bid dies in Istanbul airport attacks

KSOUR ESSEF (Tunisia) (AFP) - Saida Bayoudh's only son joined the Islamic State group and her husband Fathi flew from Tunisia to Turkey to bring him home....
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From cleaning corpses to sex with strangers, widow rituals fuel disease in Africa

DOUALA/DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Clarisse's husband died of malaria last year in the Cameroonian city of Douala, she was kicked out of their home by his family and forced to marry his brother....
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Attacks on albinos in Malawi surge, body parts sold for witchcraft: Amnesty

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An increase in the number of attacks on people with albinism in Malawi since late 2014 by people seeking their body parts for witchcraft prompted Amnesty International to call on Tuesday for authorities to do more to punish those responsible....
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Somalia: 30 Ethiopian troops killed in attack by militants

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least 30 Ethiopian troops were killed Thursday in an attack on a base for African Union peacekeepers in central Somalia, a Somali military official said....
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Sahel jihadists resorting to soft targets: French commander

N'Djamena (AFP) - The commander of a French anti-jihadist force in Africa's northern Sahel says Islamist insurgents are hitting soft targets elsewhere after losing the initiative in the region....
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Zuma upbeat after Iran visit

President Jacob Zuma’s state visit to Iran ended on a high note with the signing of several agreements to take economic and trade relations to greater heights‚ following the lifting of sanctions in Iran‚ the presidency announced on Monday. ...
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