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    UN chief calls on Sudan to resume talks on

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on June 02, 2019

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called on Sudan’s military rulers and protest groups to go back to the negotiating table and quickly reach a...

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    Sudan shuts down Al Jazeera office as protests continue

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 11:58pm on May 31, 2019

    Sudanese authorities on Thursday shut down news broadcaster Al Jazeera’s Khartoum office, as thousands of protesters gathered outside the country’s military headquarters to pressure the...

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    Nigerian President Buhari sworn in for 2nd term

    Agence-France-Presse . Nigeria | Updated at 12:00am on May 30, 2019

    Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in for a second term in office on Wednesday, vowing once more to tackle crippling security threats and root...

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    Human rights campaigner dies in Algeria jail

    Agence France-Presse . Algiers | Updated at 01:43pm on May 29, 2019

    An Algerian human rights campaigner and Mozabite Berber activist died on Tuesday in pre-trial detention, his lawyer...

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    Sudan supports strike as talks remain deadlock

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 01:23pm on May 28, 2019

    Sudan is bracing for a two-day nationwide strike from Tuesday called by protesters...

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    South Africa launches carbon tax to cut pollution

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 01:11pm on May 28, 2019

    South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law a carbon...

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    Blast kills Chad soldiers, journalist after Boko Haram attack

    Agence France-Presse . N’Djamena | Updated at 04:48pm on May 26, 2019

    Four Chadian soldiers and a television reporter were killed when their vehicle hit a mine on a road in eastern Chad, security sources...

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    High-security Ebola burials spark dismay, anger in DR Congo

    Agence France-Presse . Congo | Updated at 02:29pm on May 21, 2019

    People in Ebola-hit eastern DR Congo are struggling to come to terms with high-security burials that are part of a hard-pressed strategy to...

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    Zuma back in court over graft charges

    Agence-France-Presse . South Africa | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    Former South African president Jacob Zuma arrived in court on Monday as he fights to have corruption charges against him over 1990s arms deal dropped...

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    Bomb blast hits tourist bus near Egypt pyramids

    Agence France-Presse . Egypt | Updated at 12:20pm on May 20, 2019

    A bomb blast hit a tourist bus near Egypt’s famed Giza pyramids on Sunday, wounding some of them, including South Africans, in the latest blow...

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