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UN commemorates Nelson Mandela Day

The United Nations (UN) commemorates Nelson Mandela International Day on Wednesday with a vow to continue struggle for equality.

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Nelson Mandela International Day celebrations in Mvezo

South Africans; Heads of States and dignitaries took part in a series of activities at Mvezo, in the Eastern Cape, the birth place of international Statesman, Nelson Mandela, to celebrate his centenary.

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Boko Haram suspects confess to Chibok abduction

Eight suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram have confessed to involvement in the 2014 abduction of some 270 girls from the town of Chibok, the Nigeria Police Force said on Wednesday.

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At least one dead, 20 injured in CAR: UN

The United Nations (UN) says at least one civilian was killed and more than 20 others were injured along with three UN peacekeepers during an exchange of fire in the Central African Republic (CAR) between the UN troops and fighters.

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UN deeply concerned as communal violence surges in Mali

The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday said it was "deeply concerned" about a surge in intercommunal violence in central Mali that has killed hundreds of people since the start of the year.

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At least 26 feared dead in DRC boat accident

Eleven people died and 15 are missing after an overloaded boat with around 100 people on-board capsized on the Congo River, local officials said on Wednesday.

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Obama urges Africa to do more to stem brain drain

Former US President, Barack Obama, advised talented young Africans on Wednesday to drive change at home rather than emigrating, and urged their governments to do more to curb a brain drain.

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Egypt targets social media with new law

Egypt’s parliament has passed a law giving the state powers to block social media accounts and penalise journalists held to be publishing fake news.

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Libyan coast guard rescues 160 Europe-bound migrants

Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted around 160 Europe-bound African migrants, including dozens of children and women, in the Mediterranean Sea near its shores.

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Ivory Coast President launches umbrella party

Ivory Coast President, Alassane Ouattara, on Monday made clear he will not seek re-election in 2020 as he launched a new umbrella party that he said would help ensure continuity.

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