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Monday, Sep 24

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News24.com | US diplomat found dead at his house in Madagascar: police

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An American diplomat has been found dead after an apparent attack at his residence in Madagascar's capital, police has said, adding that a suspect had been arrested.

News24.com | Aid groups halt Ebola work as DRC raid toll hits 21

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The death toll from a weekend attack in Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east has risen to 21, with the violence prompting aid groups to suspend their Ebola work in the area.

News24.com | Kenya's military says it's killed 10 extremists in attack

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Kenya's military says it's killed 10 rebels from the al-Shabaab extremist group in an ambush in Kenya's south where several soldiers have died from roadside bombs.

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News24.com | Three police killed in Burkina after foreigners kidnapped

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Three police officers were killed in a northern region of Burkina Faso where they were hunting for a trio of kidnapped mineworkers, a security official has told AFP.

News24.com | Egypt court confirms 20 death sentences over police killings

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An Egyptian court has upheld death sentences for 20 Islamists convicted of killing 13 policemen during violent unrest after the military overthrow of president Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

News24.com | Uganda's opposition pop star says he doesn't feel safe

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Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine says he is concerned about his safety four days after returning from the United States, where he sought medical care for injuries sustained during alleged state torture.

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News24.com | Singer Lamjarred case reopens Morocco violence against women debate

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Still adored at home despite three separate rape charges in France, Moroccan pop star Saad Lamjarred's latest arrest has reignited a debate on violence against women in the North African kingdom.

News24.com | At least 500 000 children face 'immediate danger' in Libya capital: UN

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Half a million children are in "immediate danger" in Libya's capital Tripoli due to fighting, the United Nations children's fund Unicef says.

News24.com | An African migrant's journey to a Greek basketball court

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Seventeen-year-old Christ Wamba fled his homeland, the Congo Republic, for Greece, carrying a basketball. Now he plays for Thessaloniki's Aris team and dreams of the NBA.

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News24.com | Kenyan governor charged with pregnant lover's murder

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A Kenyan governor has been charged with murder following the death of his pregnant young lover whose body was found dumped in a forest earlier this month.

News24.com | Brotherhood chief, 65 others get life for Egypt attack

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An Egyptian court has sentenced 66 people to life in prison, including Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie, over an August 2013 attack on a police station in Minya.

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News24.com | Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed 227

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Tanzania's government has launched an inquest into the cause of the ferry disaster, in which 227 people died when a boat capsized in Lake Victoria last week.

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News24.com | Five killed in torrential Tunisia rains

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Flash floods in Tunisia's Cap Bon peninsula have killed at least five people, authorities say, as surging waters caused by heavy rains carried away homes, cars and chunks of road.

News24.com | PICS: Row over roundabout underscores Zim's deep political divide

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A row over a new roundabout shows the deep political divide persists in Zimbabwe, two months after disputed polls.

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News24.com | Top Africa stories: Zim cholera, Moz, Tanzania

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Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly expressed outrage over the cholera screening process introduced by Zambian authorities, and at least people have been 12 killed and 14 others have been wounded in Mozambique jihadist attacks, says a…

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News24.com | Cholera kills 97 in Nigeria's northeast

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A cholera outbreak in Nigeria's northeast has killed nearly 100 people over the past two weeks and infected thousands more, the United Nations says.

News24.com | Egypt court sentences 65 people over 2013 violence

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An Egyptian court has sentenced 64 people to varying prison terms and one man to death over violence in 2013 when the military overthrew the elected Islamist president

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News24.com | Tanzania: Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224

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Tanzania's State broadcaster says burials have started of those who died when a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria as the death toll rose to 224.

News24.com | Mugabe ally 'shuts down' newly formed opposition party, rejoins Zanu-PF – report

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A Zimbabwean political party which was said to be backed by ousted president Robert Mugabe has reportedly been disbanded, with its leaders saying they are now rejoining the ruling Zanu-PF party.

News24.com | Nigerian governorship vote ends in a stalement: official

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The governorship election in southwest Nigeria's Osun state has ended in a stalemate when the nation's electoral body failed to declare a clear winner.

Sunday, Sep 23

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News24.com | Kenya's gay community revels in screening of lesbian love story, 'Rafiki'

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The lights dim in the packed cinema as the holding music fades. The film title "Rafiki" flashes up on the screen, and some 230 hushed spectators burst out in euphoric applause.

News24.com | Libya urges 'effective' UN action to end Tripoli violence

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Libya's internationally recognised government has called on the UN to take "concrete and effective" action to protect civilians and halt fighting near the capital that has killed more than 100 people since late August.

News24.com | US, allied forces attacked in Somalia: Pentagon

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United States and allied forces came under attack in Somalia, triggering an air strike which killed 18 Al-Shabaab militants, the US military has said.

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News24.com | Nigerians vote to elect governor of key southwest state

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Voters in the southwestern Nigerian state of Osun have went to the polls to elect a new governor amid growing concerns about free and fair voting, six months ahead of a presidential election.

News24.com | Four killed in torrential Tunisia rains: ministry

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Torrential rains and flooding in northeastern Tunisia have left at least four dead, including two sisters, the interior ministry has said.

News24.com | Sixteen dead in rebel attack on DRC village: witnesses

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Sixteen people, including 12 civilians, were killed in a rebel attack on the village of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, witnesses have told AFP.

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News24.com | Congo reports Ebola death close to busy Ugandan border

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A Congolese woman who refused an Ebola vaccination and then disappeared has died of the virus near the heavily traveled border with Uganda, which is preparing to begin vaccinations as needed.

News24.com | Nigeria's Buhari under fire over 'astronomic' fuel subsidy bill

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It's only September but Nigerians are already dreading Christmas. For years, the holiday season has been marred by paralysing fuel shortages, grinding business to a halt.

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News24.com | Zimbabwe merely ‘postpones’ cholera outbreak

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Despite a declaration by the government that the current cholera outbreak has been tamed, public health professionals in Zimbabwe say the outbreak has merely been “postponed” as the measures put in place are “stop-gap” solutions.

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News24.com | 'Say no to China': Anger mounts in Zambia over Beijing's presence

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"China equals Hitler" says the sign held up in the Zambian capital Lusaka by a protester opposed to Beijing's tightening grip on the economy of the southern African nation.