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DRC priest infected with Ebola as death toll revised down

A Catholic priest has been quarantined in the Democratic Republic of Congo after being infected with Ebola as health officials on Friday revised down the number of deaths to 22.

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Tanzanian President hails peaceful Zimbabwe transition

Tanzanian President, John Magufuli, has reportedly commended Zimbabwe for its "peaceful transition" that took place last year, as he invited his counterpart, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, to visit his east African country.

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Fifty dead in boat accident in northwest DRC

Fifty people died in a boat accident on a river in remote north-western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials said on Friday.

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Journalist found dead in northern Mexico

A female journalist was found dead on Thursday at her home in Mexico with stab wounds to the back of the neck, the State attorney general's office said.

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US military carries airstrike in South-West of Somalia

The United States military says its special forces conducted an airstrike in the South-West of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, killing 10 al-Shabab terrorists.

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Five Congolese soldiers killed fighting rebel militia

Five Congolese soldiers have been killed and thirteen wounded during an army offensive on a Ugandan militia base in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, military sources said Friday.

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Algerian blogger accused of espionage sentenced to 10 years in prison

An Algerian blogger arrested last year over social media posts has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on espionage and other charges, a human rights activist said on Friday.

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MDC calls for action against Zimbabwe ministers

Zimbabwe's main opposition party says President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government must take action against ministers who recently said the army would not allow a Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) victory in polls in 2018.

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N Korea open to US talks despite Trump axing summit

North Korea said on Friday that it is willing to talk to the United States "at any time" after President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled a summit, a decision that once more casts a pall of uncertainty over the the turbulent Korean peninsula.

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Civil Aviation Authority suspends SA Express aircrafts

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) says the decision to ground South African Express was because the airline could not ensure safety obligations are met at all times.

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