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DRC must unite in Ebola fight amid 'high' risk of spread: WHO

The World Health Organization chief on Monday urged different political factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo to unite in the battle against Ebola, warning that the risk of spread "remains very high".

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Ukraine's new President Zelensky calls snap elections

Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelensky used his inaugural speech Monday to call snap parliamentary polls after shooting to power in a country wracked by a separatist conflict and severe economic problems.

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Seven killed in Mali border attack

Four civilians, two Malian police officers and a customs official were killed in an attack on a border post on Mali's frontier with Burkina Faso, security sources and government officials said Monday.

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Zuma's lawyers push for SA graft trial to be dropped

Lawyers for former South African President Jacob Zuma argued in court on Monday that he could not expect a fair trial, as they fought to have corruption charges against him over a multi-million-dollar arms deal dropped.

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Egyptian security forces kill 12 suspected militants after bus bombing

Egyptian security forces have killed 12 suspected Islamist militants in Cairo, the Interior Ministry said on Monday, a day after an explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people.

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Italy's Salvini fumes as ruling partner slows anti-migrant bill

Italy's governing populist Five Star Movement appeared to have coalition partner Matteo Salvini on the back foot Monday, as it challenged the strongman over his latest anti-migrant decree.

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Thirty-two dead in Tajikistan prison riot

At least 32 people were killed in a prison riot in Tajikistan, including 24 members of the Islamic State jihadist group and three guards, authorities said Monday.

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DRC political heavyweight Katumbi returns home from exile

Thousands of people welcomed Moise Katumbi, a prominent foe of former DR Congo President, Joseph Kabila, as he landed at Lubumbashi airport on Monday after three years in self-imposed exile.

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EU firms 'caught in crossfire' of US-China trade war

European firms are "caught in the crossfire" of the United States-China trade war and fewer are optimistic about their future in the world's second-largest economy, a business survey showed Monday.

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Former SA President, arms firm in bid to quash corruption case

South Africa's former President, Jacob Zuma, and representatives of French arms company Thales are due to appear in court in an attempt to have all corruption charges against them dismissed.

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