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Fri, Dec 15, 2017
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A pledge by health and development experts to tackle neglected diseases that blind, disable and disfigure millions of the world's poorest people has spurred tremendous progress in five years, a report said on Thursday. More than one billion people were treated in 2016 for painful infections, such as sleeping sickness and [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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Zimbabwe's new foreign affairs minister says that the southern African nation will not allow the West to dictate its policies and that no country had a monopoly on how diplomacy should be conducted. In a hurriedly called address to diplomats accredited in Zimbabwe, new Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo said there are [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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The government of Burundi says a recently launched referendum campaign is aimed at strengthening and advancing the country's laws after more than two years of political violence. But some experts say the government wants to use the referendum campaign to legitimize its rule. The Burundi government has launched a referendum campaign [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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The United Nations says humanitarian needs in refugee camps in Cameroon are increasing, exceeding the means available to take care of the growing number of refugees. But some of the refugees have empowered themselves by making use of resources around them to earn a living for their families. At Gado [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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South Africa's powerful ruling party is coming together at a time when it has never been more divided. Starting Saturday, 5,000 delegates of the African National Congress will meet in Johannesburg to anoint a successor to party leader and president Jacob Zuma. For years Zuma wallowed in serious, mounting corruption allegations, [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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Emmerson Mnangagwa says measures against members of the ruling elite are crippling development. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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Nigerian state governors approved on Thursday the release of $1 billion from a foreign reserves account to the government to fight Boko Haram, the governor of Edo state said. The money comes from the account which holds foreign reserves from excess earnings from sales of crude oil. "We are pleased with the [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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Hosts Kenya need extra-time to beat Burundi 1-0 in the semi-finals of the east and central African regional championship the Cecafa Senior Challenge. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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Cameroon's main opposition party on Thursday accused the government of having "militarized" two regions shaken by unrest among the country's anglophone minority. "The Northwest and Southwest regions are heavily militarized," the head of the Social Democratic Front (SDF), Jean Tsomelou, said in an interview with AFP, describing the situation as "worrying." "We [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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Kenya's opposition leader was targeted in a virulent online campaign created by a U.S.-based company during the recent election turmoil, a privacy watchdog said Thursday, while another rights group reported multiple gang-rapes by men in uniform in opposition strongholds. The reports highlight the volatility of the months during which the [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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At least 18 officers are killed by a bomber wearing a police uniform during a parade in Mogadishu. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says defender Eric Bailly may need surgery on a "serious" ankle injury. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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At least 17 people are dead and another 15 wounded after a suicide bomber attacked the main police training facility in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. Police were rehearsing for an upcoming parade commemorating the 74th anniversary of the creation of Somalia's police force when the bomber entered the General Kahiye Police Academy [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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An international landmine watchdog says new uses of the weapon are “extremely rare” but that fighting in Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine and Yemen has led to a second consecutive year of high casualties. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines said in an annual report Thursday there were 8,605 casualties, including 2,089 deaths, [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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A minority rights group has released a new report on the world's minorities and indigenous peoples and says stronger rights protection, not walls and travel bans, are “the only effective and sustainable response” to the millions of people displaced around the world. London-based Minority Rights Group International says that as the [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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The BBC's Africa editor Fergal Keane travels to a land littered with tears and mass graves. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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Brighton manager Chris Hughton believes Serge Aurie's goal was a cross and a poor one to concede as the Seagulls lose 2-0 away at Tottenham. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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Campaigners say the life sentences are a sign that impunity for sexual violence is ending. [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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