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Four Malawian UN soldiers killed in DRC: Malawi army

Four Malawian peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been killed, the Malawian military said on Thursday.

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Seven peacekeepers killed, 10 wounded in DRC fighting: UN

Seven peacekeepers were killed and 10 others were wounded during a joint military operation with troops from the Democratic Republic of Congo against rebels in the east of the country, a United Nations (UN) spokesperson said on Thursday.

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Four Malawian UN soldiers killed in DRC

Four Malawian peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been killed, the Malawian military said on Thursday.

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UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea

The UN Security Council voted unanimously to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighbouring countries but it kept an arms embargo on Somalia and a ban on trade in charcoal.

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Gabon's constitutional court intervenes over Bongo's absence

Gabon's Constitutional Court has intervened in a crisis surrounding hospitalised president Ali Bongo, declaring to a storm of criticism that it had modified the constitution to address his "temporary incapacity".

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France, Russia, US wrangle over CAR

France, Russia and the United States were locked in negotiations on Wednesday to overcome differences over peace efforts in the Central African Republic (CAR) ahead of a deadline to renew the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission mandate there.

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Denmark withholds aid to Tanzania over gay rights

Denmark is cutting about $10 million in aid to the government of Tanzania over what it called "negative developments" in human rights in the East African country.

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Biya shares his experience as a President

On 6 November, Paul Biya was inaugurated for the seventh time.

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Tens of thousands die in Africa each year due to fake drugs

When Moustapha Dieng came down with stomach pains one day last month he did the sensible thing and went to a doctor in his hometown of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital.

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Madagascar rivals set for election run-off

Two former presidents of Madagascar look set to compete in a hotly-contested run-off election in December after partial results Thursday showed they were frontrunners in the first-round vote.

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