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Africa looks set to miss target of silencing guns by 2020

Africa looks set to miss it's own target of silencing the guns by 2020 as the African Union - as part of its agenda 2063.

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S Sudan critic to return to Juba for implementation of peace deal

A long-time critic of South Sudan President Salva Kiir returned to Juba on Thursday to help speed up implementation of a peace deal that is running several months behind schedule.

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Zimbabwe churches intervene as opposition snub Mnangagwa talks

Zimbabwe’s churches on Thursday sought to broker talks between the government and its opponents over a political and economic crisis they said had left the country “angry and traumatised”, after the main opposition snubbed a meeting with the pr

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“CAR peace deal still not fully signed”

Several parties to the Central African Republic's peace accord have yet to sign the much-trumpeted deal, a minister said on Thursday.

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East Libyan forces say they've taken southern oil field

Libyan forces from the country's east say they have taken control of the southern Sharara oil field, part of an expansion of General Khalifa Hifter's control over Libya's main revenue generator.

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SA political parties express mixed reaction to SONA

South African political parties in parliament have expressed mixed reaction to President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address.

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Ghana police arrest six over journalist’s death

Six suspects have been arrested over the killing of an investigative journalist in Ghana who helped to expose corruption in African football, police said on Thursday.

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SA President announces re-introduction elite crime-fighting unit

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the re-introduction of the Scorpions in his State of the Nation Address on Thursday night.

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US cuts military aid to Cameroon over human rights concerns

The United States said on Wednesday it is cutting some military aid to Cameroon over human rights concerns after growing allegations of abuses by security forces.

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AU leaders to discuss refugee crisis

Heads of state and government representatives are gathering in Ethiopia this week for a meeting of the African Union (AU).

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