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Tanzania slams US embassy over security alert

Tanzania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday warned the US Embassy in Dar es Salaam against issuing alarming alerts without following procedure.

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Dengue fever kills four in Tanzania, over 4000 diagnosed

Four people have died in Tanzania as a result of the dengue fever and more than 4 000 others have been diagnosed with the disease, the government has said.

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Former SA President to confirm State Capture appearance

Former South African President, Jacob Zuma, is yet to confirm whether he will be available on the days that the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has requested him to appear before it.

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Malawi protests spread after disputed election

Police and protesters clashed in three cities in Malawi on Thursday during countrywide demonstrations over the disputed result of last month’s presidential election.

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About 200 migrants stuck at Chile-Peru border

Some 200 mostly Venezuelan migrants fleeing poverty at home remained stranded on the Peru-Chile border on Thursday after being refused entry to Chile earlier this week.

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SA plane grounded after foetus found in the toilet

Cleaners found an abandoned foetus blocking the toilet of a plane in South Africa on Friday, the domestic FlySafair airline said, prompting the offloading of passengers and a police investigation.

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Hundreds of vultures poisoned in Botswana

More than 500 vultures and two tawny eagles have been poisoned in Botswana after coming into contact with three poached elephant carcasses that were laced with a poisonous chemical, the government there has said in a statement.

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Morsi's death spotlights systematic mistreatment of prisoners

The death of former Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, has cast the spotlight on the dire conditions faced by political prisoners in Egypt under the government of army chief-turned-president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

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US rebukes Malawian diplomats over trafficking case

The United States (US) government said it has suspended issuance of visas for domestic employees of Malawian officials after one of its diplomats failed to pay $1.1 million in damages to a woman she trafficked in the US.

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Yemen's Houthis strike Saudi utility station, coalition responds

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis launched a projectile into southern Saudi Arabia late on Wednesday which the Saudi-led coalition said landed near a desalination plant without causing damage or casualties.

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