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Qatar pulls peacekeepers from Eritrea-Djibouti border as Eritrea backs Saudi Arabia

June 14, 2017

Qatar said Wednesday it had withdrawn all of its peacekeepers from the border area between Eritrea and Djibouti, suspending its role as a mediator between the two Horn of Africa countries.

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Nigeria sees a surge in separatist sentiment

June 14, 2017

Nigeria's government is calling for national unity after southerners were given an ultimatum to leave the country's north, triggering renewed calls for independence elsewhere.

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Somalia Turns Down $80M Saudi Offer To Cut Ties With Qatar

June 13, 2017

Somali President, Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo, has been offered $80 million in exchange for his agreement to sever diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar, the New Khalij news outlet reported a prominent journalist has revealed.

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ANCYL endorses Dlamini-Zuma to lead ANC

June 13, 2017

The ANC Youth League has announced its support for former African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as party president.

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South Africa: Former opposition DA leader Helen Zille apologises for tweets in defence of colonialism

June 13, 2017

Helen Zille, former leader of South Africa's main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), has publicly apologised for her tweets in defence of some aspects of colonialism.

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2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers results & scorers (1st group matches)

June 12, 2017

2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers results & scorers (1st group matches)

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Qatar denounces Gulf states' 'policy of domination'

June 12, 2017

A senior counter-terrorism adviser to Qatar's foreign minister has hit out at the diplomatic squeeze on Doha by several Gulf states, calling it a "policy of domination and control".

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AFCON 2019 Qualifiers: South Africa beat Nigeria, as Ivory Coast and Zambia also lose at home

June 11, 2017

Former African champions Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Zambia all suffered home defeats on Saturday in their first group qualifiers for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

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Gaddafi's son Saif al Islam is released from prison in Libya

June 10, 2017

Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al Islam, has been released from prison by rebels in western Libya.

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SACP mourns Ya Toivo’s death

June 10, 2017

The South African Communist Party has offered condolences on the death of “one of our exceptional revolutionaries”, co-founder and former leader of the South West African People’s Organisation (Swapo) Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo.

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Germany calls for 10 billion euro permanent U.N. crisis fund

June 10, 2017

German Development Minister Gerd Mueller, citing hunger crises in eastern Africa, said the United Nations should create a permanent 10 billion euro ($11.19 billion) crisis fund, with contributions to be based on a country's financial strength.

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In Rwanda, a young woman activist challenges longtime leader

June 10, 2017

In Rwanda, where rights groups say many people fear to speak up against the ruling party, Diane Shima Rwigara thought she knew the risks of challenging one of Africa's longest-serving leaders. Then, two days after declaring her candidacy for president, nude photographs allegedly of her were leaked on social media.

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May faces uncertain future as right-wing press turns on bruised PM

June 10, 2017

After an election letdown that has severely dented her parliamentary clout, British Prime Minister Theresa May was facing reports of deep disquiet in her Conservative party Saturday.

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Zambia opposition leader moved to maximum security jail

June 10, 2017

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, facing treason charges, said Friday he had been moved from a prison in the capital Lusaka to a maximum security jail in a small town.

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Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo accuses France of sabotaging his presidency

June 10, 2017

Former President of Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagbo has again accused France, in a recent interview, of sabotaging his presidency.

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Namibian Independence Hero Andimba Toivo ya Toivo is dead

June 10, 2017

Namibian President Hage Geingob on Friday night announced the passing of former freedom-fighter and Namibian independence hero Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo.

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Trump hits back at Comey, calls him a 'leaker'

June 09, 2017

US President Donald Trump has called James Comey a "leaker" after the ousted FBI director accused the Trump administration of lying.

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Theresa May clings to power despite losing overall parliamentary majority in British Election

June 09, 2017

Theresa May’s gamble to boost her mandate for the country’s Brexit negotiations with the European Unon (EU) turned into a disaster for her and the ruling Conservative Party after Thursday’s election ended in a hung parliament.

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Africa in need of economic liberation: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

June 08, 2017

Acclaimed Kenyan novelist and scholar Ngugi Wa Thiong'o says Africans have a moral obligation to lift the continent out of the current challenges that continue to constrain its economic progress.

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Britain goes to the polls today, race tighter than expected

June 08, 2017

Britons go to the polls on Thursday in the shadow of terrorism, in an election Prime Minister Theresa May once expected to win easily but has proved increasingly hard to predict.

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8 dead as storm brings rain to drought-hit Cape Town

June 07, 2017

At least eight people were killed in a storm that swept into the Cape Town area, which has been suffering from a severe drought, South African authorities said Wednesday.

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Islamic State claims attacks on Iran parliament

June 07, 2017

The Islamic State group claimed a pair of attacks Wednesday on Iran's parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, which have killed 12 people and wounded 42 others, with the siege at the legislature still underway.

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Lesotho ex-PM Tom Thabane to form coalition govt after poll win

June 07, 2017

Lesotho's former prime minister Thomas Thabane is poised to form a coalition government after his party won snap elections at the weekend and defeated the ruling alliance, official results released on Tuesday showed.

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EU accused of involvement in destabilizing Burundi

June 06, 2017

The Burundi government said Monday it uncovered a document on the possible involvement of the European Union (EU) in destabilizing Burundi.

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Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe takes over the Chairmanship of ECOWAS amid controversy

June 05, 2017

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe has been named the new chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Liberia’s capital Monrovia.

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U-20 World Cup: Ten-man Italy edge Zambia, advance to semis

June 05, 2017

Ten-man Italy beat Zambia 3-2 after extra-time in a thrilling encounter to advance to the semi-finals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain cut ties to Qatar

June 05, 2017

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have broken diplomatic relations with Qatar, rattling a powerful 36-year-old Gulf states union, over what they say is the country's support of terrorism.

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Geisi Hoffmann Elected President of Brazil's Workers' Party

June 04, 2017

Brazilian leftist activist Geisi Hoffman was elected as the new president of the Workers' Party, PT, on Saturday, making her the first woman to preside over the political party.

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London attacks: Mayor Sadiq Khan dismisses Trump criticism

June 04, 2017

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has dismissed criticism from US President Donald Trump over his response to Saturday's terror attack.

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Cameroonian soldiers block highway, call for wages to be paid

June 04, 2017

About fifty armed Cameroonian soldiers demanding unpaid salaries briefly blocked off a major highway in the north of Cameroon on Sunday morning, an army source and the government said.

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