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News24.com | Anger over 'callous' Magufuli remarks on prisoners

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Amnesty International has slammed Tanzanian President John Magufuli for ordering that prisoners be made to work "day and night" and be kicked if lazy.

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News24.com | Children among 8 migrants who suffocated in Libya truck

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At least eight migrants, mostly children, suffocated to death trapped in a refrigerator truck carrying around 100 people in western Libya, security forces say.

News24.com | Can Zimbabwe finally ditch a history of violence and media repression?

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The credibility of Zimbabwe's elections will depend on issues like political violence and media freedom, writes The Conversation.

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News24.com | Nigeria to bring back stranded football fans from Russia

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Nigeria's government has stepped in to repatriate scores of its nationals who were tricked into buying football World Cup passes to travel to Russia, the president's spokesperson says.

News24.com | Tanzania opposition members released on bail

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At least 20 members of Tanzania's main opposition party, including an MP, have been released on bail after being arrested over the weekend, police say.

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News24.com | 'I'm not in a sexual relationship with a presidential candidate': Zim election boss

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The head of Zimbabwe's electoral commission has denied she is in a sexual relationship with one of the country's 23 presidential candidates, an allegation that had raised questions over her impartiality.

News24.com | In Mozambique, classes come alive in local languages

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About 50 children sit on a bare classroom floor in front of their teacher in what could be any lesson in Mozambique, except that they are not learning in Portuguese, the country's official language.

Monday, Jul 16

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News24.com | GALLERY: Barack Obama in Kenya

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Former US president Barack Obama is in Kenya where he helped launch his half-sister Auma Obama's sports, vocational training and resource centre. See pictures of him in the east African country.

News24.com | Libya says 8 migrants suffocated inside shipping container

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Libya says at least 8 people, mainly children, died of suffocation inside a shipping container crammed with migrants in the western coastal city of Zuwara.

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News24.com | Zimbabwean voters roll haunted by doppelgangers, ghosts

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A report compiled on the Zimbabwean Electoral Commission voters' roll for 2018 exposes major flaws in the current voters' roll - just weeks before Zimbabweans head to the polls for its national elections.

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News24.com | DRC's Kabila promotes blacklisted generals in army shake-up

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DRC President Joseph Kabila has replaced the country's army chief in a military shake-up that include the promotion of two key allies on a US sanctions blacklist.

News24.com | PICS: Thousands rally in Morocco for jailed Rif opponents

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Thousands of people have demonstrated in Morocco's capital Rabat against the jailing of leaders and activists of a northern protest movement.

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News24.com | Eritrea re-opens embassy in Ethiopia amid thaw

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Eritrea's president Isaias Afwerki has reopened his country's embassy in Ethiopia, more than 20 years after the two countries broke off relations when they went to war.

News24.com | PICS: Obama visits Kenyan family

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Former US president Barack Obama has paid a visit to his extended family in Kenya, his first trip to the country since 2015 during which he will open a youth centre.

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News24.com | Obama praises Kenya's political reconciliation

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Former US President Barack Obama says Kenya is making progress in getting the government and opposition to work together.

News24.com | Egypt: Two communities show Nubians' past, a version of the future

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Egypt's Nubians look back at their lives in ancestral lands in southern Egypt as a peaceful era tied intimately to the Nile River.

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News24.com | DRC's Bemba acquittal overturns important victory for sexual violence victims

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In early June the International Criminal Court appeals chamber acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba in a 3-2 ruling. The decision astounded observers, writes The Conversation.

News24.com | Group: Egypt uses counterterrorism laws to prosecute critics

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A statement from Human Rights Watch on Sunday says Egyptian police have carried out arrests of critics of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi both in the period before and after the March presidential election.

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News24.com | WATCH: Obama dances to traditional music in his home village in Kenya

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A video has emerged of former US president Barak Obama dancing to local traditional music in his ancestral home village of Kogelo in western Kenya

News24.com | Ghana national cathedral plan sparks unholy row

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Ghana may be one of the most religious countries in the world, despite being constitutionally secular, but a project to build a new national cathedral has not met universal approval.

News24.com | Obama in ancestral home Kenya to launch sister's project

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Former US President Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya, the country of his father's birth, for a private visit, the first since leaving office

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News24.com | Nigeria's ruling party wins key state gubernatorial

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A candidate from Nigeria's ruling party has won a key state gubernatorial, the electoral body says, marking an early victory for President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of general elections next year.

News24.com | Zim teachers angry over army pay hike, warn of 'serious consequences'

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Teachers in Zimbabwe are angry that soldiers and police this month got a higher pay rise than they did.

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News24.com | Zim police arrest 4 for 'hate speech' on social media

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Zimbabwe police have arrested four people for publishing "falsehoods and hate speech" on social media, a newspaper says.

News24.com | Eritrean, Ethiopian leaders call new peace example to Africa

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Official rivals just weeks ago, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have embraced warmly to the roar of a crowd of thousands at a concert celebrating the end of a long state of war.

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News24.com | DRC universities urge Kabila to step aside

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Several universities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have signed a petition against President Joseph Kabila running for a third term in office later this year.

News24.com | Zim name is 'cursed', needs a new one: MDC leader Chamisa

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Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has vowed to rename Zimbabwe, saying the current name is "cursed" and is responsible for the nation's poor showing in international sporting events.

Sunday, Jul 15

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News24.com | Hundreds of Nigerian troops missing after Boko Haram overruns base

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Hundreds of Nigerian troops are missing after Boko Haram jihadists overran a military base in the remote northeast, security sources say, in the second major assault on the armed forces in two days.

News24.com | Tanzania's main opposition says about 20 of its members arrested

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Tanzania's main opposition party said about 20 of its members, including an MP, have been arrested in the south of the country over claims they were "fomenting trouble".

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News24.com | WATCH: After 20 years of tension, Eritreans and Ethiopians can speak on the phone

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After one of Africa's longest border disputes, including a violent war, Ethiopia and Eritrea have extended by reconnecting their phone lines. People in both countries have welcomed the move by calling total strangers to say hi!