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Aid groups halt Ebola work as DRC raid toll rises

The death toll from a weekend attack in Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east rose to 21 on Monday, with the violence prompting aid groups to suspend their Ebola work in the area.

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President Ramaphosa unveils Mandela statue at UN

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled a Nelson Mandela statue at the United Nations (UN) in New York on Monday.

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Mugabe ally 'shuts down' newly formed opposition party, rejoins Zanu-PF

A Zimbabwean political party which was said to be backed by ousted Robert Mugabe has reportedly been disbanded, with its leaders saying they were now re-joining the ruling Zanu-PF party.

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Erdogan vows to impose secure zones east of Euphrates in Syria

President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey will take action east of the Euphrates river in Syria and impose secure zones as it has done in northwest Syria, the Hurriyet daily and other media said on Monday.

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Rebel attack in Congo Ebola zone kills at least 14 civilians

At least 14 civilians were killed on Saturday in a six-hour attack by rebels on the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials told Reuters, warning the unrest may hamper efforts to quash an Ebola epidemic in the area.

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Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed 227

Tanzania's government has launched an inquest into the cause of the ferry disaster, in which 227 people died when a boat capsized in Lake Victoria last week.

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Egypt court confirms 20 death sentences over police killings

An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences for 20 Islamists convicted of killing 13 policemen during violent unrest after the military overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

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Cholera kills 97 in Nigeria's northeast

A cholera outbreak in Nigeria's northeast has killed nearly 100 people over the past two weeks and infected thousands more, the United Nations said.

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Mlambo-Ngcuka to accelerate investment into women empowerment

The United Nations Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, says she will call for the acceleration of investment into various sectors in order for women’s lives to be changed.

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ANC sends condolences to Tanzanian government

The South African ruling part, African National Congress (ANC) has send its condolences to the government of Tanzania following last week’s ferry disaster in which more than 200 people were killed.

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