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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa endorsed as leader

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday the ruling ZANU-PF should aim to hold free and fair elections always, while his party endorsed him as its leader and official candidate for the top job when the vote comes.

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Air traffic controllers strike at Senegal airport

Air traffic controllers in Senegal shut down the capital Dakar’s newly inaugurated airport on Friday, claiming they were striking to protect travellers after they received inadequate training before the facility opened this month.

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UN calls for human rights abusers to be held accountable

The United Nations Security Council has called for the perpetrators of violations of international humanitarian law and the abusers of human rights in South Sudan to be held accountable.

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Nigerian man pleads guilty to global email scams

A Nigerian man was sentenced to three years and five months in prison by a US judge on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to taking part in email scams to defraud thousands of victims around the world of millions of Dollars.

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EU leaders clash over refugees

Two years after the Mediterranean migrant crisis shook the European Union, a tentative effort by the bloc to patch up differences over refugee policy has stumbled, revealing enduring rifts among the bloc’s leaders over the contentious question.

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Gabon MPs pass disputed constitutional text

A bill to revise Gabon's constitution, which opponents say risks letting President Ali Bongo retain power indefinitely, cleared a hurdle after the country's lower house overwhelmingly approved it, sources said on Friday.

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ICC to offer reparations to former DRC child soldiers

The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) war crimes judges are due to hand down landmark reparations to former child soldiers conscripted into a militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) about 15 years ago, Kenya’s Daily Nation reports.

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UN peacekeeping chief visits Goma after deadly attack

The UN's chief peacekeeper was in eastern DR Congo on Friday to visit those wounded in last week's deadly ambush that killed 14, the worst attack on a peacekeeping mission in 24 years.

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Zimbabwe President calls for end to Western sanctions

New President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday called for the removal of Western sanctions on members of Zimbabwe’s ruling elite and said elections due in 2018 were “nearer than you expect”.

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Germany to fund more surveillance along Tunisia-Libya border

Germany has earmarked $21.3 million in financial support to expand surveillance along Tunisia’s border with Libya.

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