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Gabon opposition figure arrested following Bongo threats

A Gabonese opposition figure who earlier this month threatened violence if President Ali Bongo failed to resign has been placed in preventive custody, the state prosecutor said on Wednesday.

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Zimbabwe's #ThisFlag leader freed on bail

A Zimbabwean pastor and anti-government activist who was arrested for addressing protesting university students has been freed on bail.

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More tributes pour in for Sir Masire

The late former president of Botswana Sir Ketumile Masire is being honoured for his contribution towards creating stability in the SADC region.

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Six suspected IS jihadists arrested in Europe

Six suspected members of the Islamic State group were arrested in Spain, Britain and Germany on Wednesday in an operation led by Spanish authorities investigating a jihadist recruiting network, the Spanish Interior Ministry said.

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Africa needs AU help to tackle security threats

The Institute for Security Studies says now more than ever, Africa needs the help of the African Union (AU) and its partners in tackling security threats and other ongoing crises, particularly in the Sahel region and the Horn of Africa.

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Fears surge of a fresh war in DRC's Nord-Kivu

The governor of Democratic Republic of Congo's restive eastern province of Nord-Kivu urged the army on Wednesday to beef up operations against a spate of militia attacks there, saying all-out war may be imminent.

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SA recovers 220 human trafficking victims

The South African Salvation Army is housing 220 victims of trafficking at one their centers in the Gauteng province after being rescued from a stand-alone house in South Africa’s capital city, Pretoria on Tuesday.

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Uganda to host modern day slavery seminar

A team of Malawian legislators is next week joining their colleagues for a two day workshop on combating modern day slavery organised by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) UK to be held in Entebbe, Uganda.

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Cyber attack sweeps globe

A major global cyber attack disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransom ware that infected more than 300 000 computers last month.

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SA drug problems cost billions: SAMA

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says 15% of South Africans have a drug problem, costing the country about $1.5 billion.

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