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Three killed in Ethiopia’s unrest

At least three people have died in Ethiopia’s southern city of Hawassa, hospital authorities said on Friday, amid a showdown between state security forces and some local activists who want to declare a new region for their Sidama ethnic group.

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Al-Qaeda attack kills 5 Yemeni soldiers

Al-Qaeda jihadists on Friday attacked an army checkpoint in southern Yemen, killing five pro-government soldiers and wounding several others, security officials said.

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AU warns travel curbs would hurt DRC Ebola response

A top health official at the African Union on Friday warned against curbing travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) despite the "high" threat of the spread of the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak on record.

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Rwandan journalist feared missing

A Rwandan journalist from a popular private television station is feared missing after not being seen since Tuesday, a colleague has told the BBC.

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UN demands release of abducted lawmaker in Libya

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) demanded on Thursday the immediate release of lawmaker, Siham Sergewa, and her husband who were reportedly abducted at their house in the eastern city of Benghazi overnight.

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Two killed, 12 missing after huge blast rocks China gas plant

A huge explosion rocked a gas plant in central China on Friday, killing at least two people and injuring another 18, state media said.

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Kenyan MP in diplomatic row visits Tanzania

A Kenyan MP, who sparked a diplomatic row with Tanzania, after making allegedly xenophobic remarks, is now visiting the country.

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Fifteen killed killed in Mumbai train accidents

Fifteen people were killed in separate train accidents in a single day in Mumbai, police said on Friday, with the sharp toll underscoring the dangers of India's overburdened rail network.

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“SA President deliberately misled parliament”

South Africa's anti-corruption watchdog said on Friday that President Cyril Ramaphosa had "deliberately misled" parliament about a $35 900 donation he received for his campaign to lead the African National Congress (ANC).

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SADC journalists urged to report on success stories

Journalists in the Southern African Development Community and Zambia in particular have been urged to publicise and report on success stories taking place in the region.

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