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Friday, Nov 30

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News24.com | Post Zim election violence: Rights groups raise concern over Motlanthe-led commission

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The Kgalema Motlanthe-led commission of inquiry into Zimbabwe's August 1 shootings has concluded its work, but rights groups have expressed concern over the lack of transparency on how it handled evidence.

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News24.com | Concerns over Eritrea's role in efforts by Africa and EU to manage refugees

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It is difficult to see how the EU can allow its key African migration work to be supervised by Eritrea, writes The Conversation.

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News24.com | WATCH: 'We are not agreed on the president… There is a crisis of legitimacy,' says Chamisa

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The MDC maintains that it was cheated of victory in the July 30 election, eight months after long-time leader Robert Mugabe was ousted. Watch this video

News24.com | Top Africa stories: Thousands demonstrate in Harare, 11-year-old girl cleaning up Lagos

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Thousands of anti-government demonstrators have marched through Harare under close surveillance by armed police in the first rally since a deadly post election violence, and an 11-year-old girl in Nigeria is on a mission to clean up Lagos.

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News24.com | DRC's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says

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DRC's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating west Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago, the World Health Organisation says.

News24.com | Nigeria tries to rally troops as extremists' toll revealed

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Nigeria's military has finally revealed a death toll of 39 from a new series of extremist attacks on soldiers, while President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that Boko Haram and Islamic State-linked fighters should be wiped "from the…

Thursday, Nov 29

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News24.com | Guinea police use tear gas to break up opposition demo

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Policemen have fired tear gas and used batons to break up an anti-government protest by hundreds of opposition supporters in the heart of the Guinean capital Conakry.

News24.com | Report: Italy focuses on Egyptian agents in Regeni murder

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Italian news agency ANSA says prosecutors are set to open an investigation against seven Egyptian secret service members in the torture-murder of an Italian researcher in January 2016.

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News24.com | General strike in Burkina Faso over fuel prices hike

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Several thousand people took the streets of Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on Thursday as workers downed tools in a nationwide strike over higher fuel prices.

News24.com | West Africa leaders meet over Boko Haram escalation

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Top leaders from Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon have held talks in N'Djamena to discuss the recent escalation of attacks by Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad area.

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News24.com | Ranger, 2 civilians killed in DRC national park

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A ranger and two civilians were shot dead during a confrontation in Virunga national park in restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the park authority and local sources have said.

News24.com | Uganda diverted weapons to South Sudan despite arms embargo

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A key broker of the latest deal to end South Sudan's civil war diverted European weapons to South Sudan's military despite an EU arms embargo, a new report says.

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News24.com | Gabon president in Morocco to convalesce

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Gabon's President Ali Bongo has arrived in Morocco to convalesce after a month's treatment at a Saudi hospital for an illness that has not been officially revealed.

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News24.com | UN says millions misspent on Africa's biggest refugee crisis

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An internal inquiry says the United Nations refugee agency has misspent millions of dollars on Africa's largest refugee crisis, including paying for what became a parking lot at the Ugandan prime minister's office.

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News24.com | WATCH: Thousands at Zimbabwe's first anti-govt rally since crackdown

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Thousands of anti-government demonstrators have marched through Harare under close surveillance by armed police in the first rally since a deadly crackdown on an election protest in August.

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News24.com | WATCH: 11-year-old girl cleaning up Lagos

Misimi Isimi is an 11-year-old environmentalist on a mission to clean up Lagos. Watch this video.

News24.com | Virunga National Park says ranger killed in militia attack

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A wildlife park in eastern DRC that is home to critically endangered mountain gorillas says a park ranger has been killed after an attack by armed militia at a ranger post on Lake Edward

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News24.com | Heavy security in Harare as Zimbabweans protest 'cocktail of lies' amid economic decline

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Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's "cocktail of lies".

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News24.com | I Coast to ask France to return a hundred works of art

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Ivory Coast has become the latest country to ask France to return works of art, days after Paris said it is willing to hand back artefacts looted from Africa.

News24.com | Boko Haram kills three soldiers, overrun Nigerian army base

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Boko Haram jihadists have killed three soldiers in an attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria's Borno state near Lake Chad, military and civilian sources say.

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News24.com | Post Zim election violence: 'Mnangagwa deployed killer soldiers,' says ex-police minister

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Zimbabwe's former home affairs minister Obert Mpofu reportedly told the Kgalema Motlanthe commission investigating the post-election violence of August 1 that President Emmerson Mnangagwa deployed the soldiers who allegedly killed six…

News24.com | Senegalese diplomat says Chad president rejected $2M bribe

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A former Senegalese foreign minister says the president of Chad became furious after a Hong Kong businessman tried to bribe him with $2 million amid discussions of oil rights.

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News24.com | New US airstrike in Somalia kills 3 al-Shabaab extremists

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The US military says it has killed three al-Shabaab extremists with an airstrike in central Somalia as it continues to attack a new base of operations for the al-Qaeda-linked fighters.

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News24.com | Clashes expected as Zim opposition MDC stages protests in Harare – reports

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Zimbabwean opposition Movement for Democratic Change party is reportedly set to proceed with its planned anti-government protests in the capital Harare on Thursday.

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News24.com | Southern Africa must brace itself for more tropical cyclones in future

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The frequency of intense tropical cyclones is increasing in the South Indian Ocean - a region that previously didn't have these.

News24.com | Top Africa stories: Lesotho MPs demand 100% pay increase, Ebola kills 19 in DRC

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Lesotho's Members of Parliament are reportedly demanding a 100% pay increase, and Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry says the deadly Ebola outbreak has claimed another 19 lives in just five day.

News24.com | Regional SADC force ends Lesotho mission

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At least 200 soldiers deployed a year ago to bolster security in Lesotho after the killing of the country's top army commander have left the landlocked kingdom, an official has said.

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News24.com | 'Possible terrorist threat' closes US embassy in DRC for fourth day

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The US embassy in Kinshasa will be closed to the public for a fourth day following "credible and precise information" about a possible terrorist threat, a month ahead of the DRC's presidential election.

Wednesday, Nov 28

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News24.com | Kenya report: Police accused of post-vote sexual violence

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Kenyan police are accused of committing the majority of sexual violence reported during last year's opposition protests over election results, the government-funded Kenya National Commission on Human Rights has said.

News24.com | French museum chief hits back at call to return African art

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The head of France's greatest collection of African art has hit back at a report urging the return of thousands of artworks to the countries from which they were taken.