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EU, AU signal support, for Congo president-elect

The European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) said on Tuesday they had taken note of the decision by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Constitutional Court to back disputed president-elect Felix Tshisekedi signalling they would work with him.

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Sudan's Bashir to visit Qatar amid on-going unrest at home

Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, will visit Qatar this week, Qatar’s state news agency QNA said on Monday, as widespread anti-government protests rage at home.

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France has no interest in stabilising Libya: Salvini

Deputy Prime Minister, Matteo Salvini, continuing a war of words between Rome and Paris, said on Tuesday that France was not looking to bring calm to violence-ravaged Libya because its energy interests there rivalled those of Italy.

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Nigeria accuses opposition of plotting election violence

Nigeria's government on Monday warned about an increase in violence before next month's elections, accusing the main opposition of trying to foment unrest to jeopardise the vote.

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Kenya mourns victims of terror attack

Kenyans are gathering at a church to mourn some of the 21 victims of the Islamic extremist attack in Nairobi last week.

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Uganda plans restrictions on artists

Uganda’s government is proposing regulations including vetting new songs in a move critics say are aimed at discouraging negative comments about the authorities who are rattled by the popularity of pop star, Bobi Wine.

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Dozens of militants killed in Sinai peninsula

Egyptian security forces have killed 59 militants in the Sinai peninsula recently and have lost seven of their own men, the military said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Fourteen miners killed in Rwanda tin mine collapse

Fourteen miners were killed in an eastern Rwandan tin mine after a hill collapsed on them after heavy rains, officials said on Monday.

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SA President calls for lifting of sanctions on Zimbabwe

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, called on Tuesday for sanctions against Zimbabwe to be lifted.

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Former Algeria Prime Minister to run for presidency

Algerian ex-Prime Minister, Ali Benflis, has announced he will run for president in next year's election.

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