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Tanzania President sacks minister after he criticised ally’s raid on TV

March 24, 2017

Tanzania's information minister was fired on Thursday after he criticised an ally of President John Magufuli who had stormed into a television station accompanied by armed men.

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Isis claims responsibility for London terror attack

March 23, 2017

Isis has claimed responsibility for the Westminster attack that left three victims dead in the heart of London.

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8 killed as suicide bombers target Nigerian city: Officials

March 22, 2017

Nigerian officials say at least eight people have been killed after five suicide bombers attacked the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

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Families of 9/11 victims suing Saudi Arabia for role in attacks

March 21, 2017

A lawsuit filed Monday in federal court on behalf of the families of 850 people who died and another 1,500 who were injured in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the U.S. holds the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia responsible for helping some of the attackers.

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Namibian president calls for land expropriation

March 21, 2017

Namibia's president said Tuesday that the government is considering radical land expropriation to spur the transfer of property to the country's black majority.

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Pope Francis seeks forgiveness for Church's role in Rwanda genocide

March 21, 2017

Pope Francis on Monday begged for God's forgiveness for "the sins and failings of the Church and its members" implicated in the 1994 Rwanda genocide that killed around 800,000 people.

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Trees toppled at Ghana waterfall during storm, killing 19

March 21, 2017

A rainstorm toppled trees onto people at Ghana's Kintampo Waterfall, killing at least 19, most of them students who were visiting and swimming at the tourist site north of the capital, officials said Monday.

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World Bank announces $57 billion in financing for Africa

March 20, 2017

The World Bank has announced $57 billion in financing for sub-Saharan Africa over the next three fiscal years.

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US-Backed Saudi Airstrike Kills 42 Somali Refugees fleeing Yemen

March 18, 2017

A Saudi government Apache helicopter attacked a boat packed with Somali refugees off the coast of Yemen on Friday, killing at least 42 people, the Associated Press reports.

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Ghana President defends decision to appoint 110 ministers

March 18, 2017

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Friday defended his controversial decision to appoint a 110-minister government, calling it a "necessary investment" in the small west African country.

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Namibia tribes sue Germany in US over colonial-era genocide

March 17, 2017

More than a century after a long-hushed genocide took place in Namibia while under German colonial rule, descendants of the victims had their day in court in New York for the first time Thursday.

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Madagascar's Ahmad Ahmad elected as CAF President

March 16, 2017

Malagasy football administrator Ahmad Ahmad has been named the new Caf President after defeating incumbent Issa Hayatou in Thursday’s vote.

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Former South African opposition DA leader in trouble after defending colonialism

March 16, 2017

Former South African main opposition leader Helen Zille will face a disciplinary process by her Democratic Alliance (DA) party after appearing to defend colonialism on Twitter on Thursday.

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Madam Zuma makes triumphant return to South Africa after handing over to new AUC Chair

March 16, 2017

Former African Union Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma, on Wednesday officially returned to South Africa after handing over to the Chadian Dr. Moussa Faki Mahamat at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia trash dump landslide death toll rises to 115

March 16, 2017

Emergency workers in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa searched through a mountain of garbage for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday as the death toll from a landslide at a rubbish landfill site rose to 115.

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Hawaii judge freezes Trump's revamped Muslim ban

March 16, 2017

A federal court in Hawaii on Wednesday halted Donald Trump's revised executive order temporarily closing US borders to refugees and nationals from six Muslim-majority countries, dealing the president a humiliating defeat.

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Anti-apartheid struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada still recovering in hospital after operation

March 15, 2017

Former Rivonia trialist and anti-apartheid struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada's recovery from his operation has been "slower than hoped for".

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700 dead as malaria 'epidemic' hits Burundi

March 15, 2017

About 700 people have died from malaria in Burundi so far this year, the health minister said, with the authorities having registered 1.8 million infections in a rising epidemic.

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African Union discusses xenophobic attacks in South Africa

March 15, 2017

The African Union (AU) is discussing the problem of xenophobia in South Africa during a meeting of the Peace and Security Council which is scheduled for today (March 15).

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East Libyan forces launch offensive, seize oil terminals

March 14, 2017

East Libyan forces have regained control of two major oil ports of Ras Lanuf and al-Sidra from a rival faction that seized them earlier this month.

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Ethiopia rubbish landslide death toll soars to 65

March 14, 2017

At least 65 people were killed in a giant landslide at Ethiopia's largest rubbish dump this weekend, officials said Monday, in a tragedy that saw entire families including children buried alive.

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Karl Marx's German birthplace accepts Marx statue from China

March 14, 2017

The German city of Trier has decided to accept a statue of Karl Marx from China, marking the 200th anniversary of the father of communism's birth.

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South Africa and Nigeria try to fight against xenophobia

March 14, 2017

The Foreign Ministers of South Africa and Nigeria met on Monday (March 13th) in Pretoria to discuss the issue of xenophobia.

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Morocco court tries 25 over Western Sahara killings

March 13, 2017

A Moroccan court on Monday resumed the trial of 25 Sahrawis accused of killing 13 people, mostly Moroccan security forces, in the contested Western Sahara's Gdeim Izik camp in 2010.

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African Union has launched .africa internet domain for the continent

March 13, 2017

In the beginning was .com, followed by a host of other .somethings, but on Friday, 32 years after the world's first domain name was registered, the African Union has launched .africa for the continent.

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Zambia beat Senegal to win the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations

March 13, 2017

Hosts Zambia turned on the style to lift the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations after beating Senegal 2-0 in the final at the Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

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46 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

March 12, 2017

A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, killing at least 46 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home.

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Madagascar cyclone death toll reaches 38, authorities say

March 11, 2017

Madagascar's government says the death toll from Cyclone Enawo has risen to at least 38.

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Nigeria’s Buhari returns home after medical leave in UK, but health rumours persist

March 10, 2017

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned home on Friday after nearly two months of medical leave in Britain, state television said.

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WikiLeaks will give tech firms access to CIA hacking tools: Assange

March 09, 2017

WikiLeaks will allow tech companies access to much more detailed information about CIA hacking techniques so they can "develop fixes" before the information is widely published, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Thursday.

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