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Zimbabwe serious about reform, needs outside support: Minister

Zimbabwe is serious about pursuing political and economic reforms and deserves international support, its foreign minister told Reuters on Friday.

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SA President to skip UN meeting

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa will not attend the UN General Assembly meeting in New York later this month.

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UNHCR regrets US ruling on asylum applications

The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday a US Supreme Court order curbing asylum applications at the Mexican border could hurt people fleeing violence and persecution who are entitled to protection.

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Kenyan judge rules in favour of Rastafarianism

A Kenyan judge has ruled that Rastafarianism is a religion that deserves to be treated like any other.

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Italy reaches deal with EU countries to share out migrants

Italy says it has reached a deal with European Union countries to share out migrants aboard a charity ship at sea in the Mediterranean, resolving the first of what may be repeated episodes that will test the new government in Rome.

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Tunisians prepare for the polls

Tunisia's presidential election on Sunday is the most unpredictable in its short experience of democracy, a contest with no overwhelming front-runner at a time of economic angst.

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Sudan demands justice for revolution activists

Thousands of Sudanese protested outside the presidential palace in Khartoum on Thursday, calling for the appointment of senior judicial officials and justice for demonstrators killed since December.

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DRC, Ethiopia join Syria, Yemen in highest global displacement nations

Conflict and disasters forced nearly 11 million people from their homes in the first half of this year, a global monitoring group said on Thursday, warning mass displacement was becoming “the norm”.

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WHO releases Health Equity Status Report

A new report by the World Health Organisation has revealed that health inequities in many of the 53 countries in the WHO European Region remain either the same or have worsened despite governments' attempts to address them.

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WHO works closely with Sudan health authorities to respond to cholera cases

The World Health Organisation is working closely with national health authorities and partners to respond to cases of cholera in Blue Nile State in south-eastern Sudan.

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