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US condemns deadly Ethiopia clashes

US condemns deadly Ethiopia clashes US embassy Ethiopia PHOTO: BL Harbert International The United States on Wednesday said it was “troubled and saddened” by clashes in Ethiopia that local reports said has left at least 18 people dead. The violence was reported to be most intense in the eastern town …

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Burundi president launches campaign to extend rule

Burundi president launches campaign to extend rule PHOTO:AFP Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a campaign to promote a referendum to change the constitution, a move that could see him rule until 2034. “It’s the day you’ve been waiting for,” Nkurunziza told a crowd of thousands of farmers in the …

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South African court blasts Zuma over graft inquiry report

South African court blasts Zuma over graft inquiry report (FILES) This file photo taken on May 14, 2017 shows South African President and ruling party African National Congress President Jacob Zuma delivering a speech during an inter-faith prayer held to pray for him in Durban, South Africa. South Africa’s ruling …

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Wanted Sudan leader Bashir attends Turkey’s Islamic summit

Wanted Sudan leader Bashir attends Turkey’s Islamic summit This handout photo taken and released by the Turkish Presidential Press Service on December 13, 2017 shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) welcoming Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir upon his arrival to an Extraordinary Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) …

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Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phone

Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phone South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius . / AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA Former Paralympic champion and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been injured in a prison brawl over the use of a public phone, a South African official said on Tuesday. The double …

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Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phone

Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phone Pistorius Former Paralympic champion and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been injured in a prison brawl over the use of a public phone, a South African official said on Tuesday. The double amputee — who is serving a 13-year jail term for the …

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Nearly 900 migrants rescued off Libya arrive in Italy

Nearly 900 migrants rescued off Libya arrive in Italy Illegal immigrants are seen at a detention centre in Zawiyah, 45 kilometres west of the Libyan capital Tripoli, on December 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TAHA JAWASHI Sicily on Monday welcomed nearly 900 migrants rescued in Mediterranean waters off the …

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Kenya’s opposition postpones ‘swearing-in’ of alternative president

Kenya’s opposition postpones ‘swearing-in’ of alternative president (FILES) This file photo taken on September 1, 2017 shows Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga waving to supporters as he leaves the Supreme Court in Nairobi. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga announced on October 10, 2017 that he was withdrawing from a re-run …

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Egypt archaeologists discover mummy in Luxor

Egypt archaeologists discover mummy in Luxor A handout picture provided by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities on December 4, 2017 shows archaeologists unearthing an ancient Egyptian statue, found at the site of a dig in the Colossi of Memnon area across the Nile from Egypt’s southern city of Luxor. The …

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Worst recent attack on UN kills 15 peacekeepers in DRCongo

Worst recent attack on UN kills 15 peacekeepers in DRCongo UN peacekeepers. PHOTO: www.un.org The United Nations suffered its worst attack on a peacekeeping mission in nearly a quarter of a century when suspected Ugandan rebels attacked a base in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing …

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