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Chamisa will testify to inquiry only if Mnangagwa does

Zimbabwean opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, said on Thursday he would only testify before an inquiry into post-election violence that killed six people in August if President Emmerson Mnangagwa did the same.

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SA parliament adopts report on land expropriation

South African parliament’s joint Constitutional Review Committee has adopted a report which recommends that Section 25 of the Constitution be amended to explicitly allow for land to be expropriated without compensation.

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UN Security Council lifts Eritrea sanctions

The United Nations (UN) Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea after a rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti.

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Abuse, ‘vilification' of migrants on the rise as borders close

Vilification of migrants as criminals, rather than people needing protection, by politicians and the media is making them more vulnerable to abuse, said a frontline humanitarian worker.

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OXFAM concerned about Libya humanitarian situation

The humanitarian aid organisation, Oxfam International, says it is concerned about a worsening humanitarian situation in Libya as rival leaders continue to fight over power.

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Nigeria 'sex-for-marks' lecturer charged with corruption

A Nigerian professor accused of demanding sex from a student to boost her marks has been charged with corruption, one of the country's main anti-graft bodies has announced.

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AU two-day meeting underway in Ethiopia

The executive council of the African Union (AU) has begun its two-day meeting at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Safety apps map hotspots of harassment of Indian women

New web and phone apps in India are helping women stay safe in public spaces by making it easier for them to report harassment and get help, developers say.

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DRC Ebola outbreak deemed the worst in history

The latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now deemed the worst in the country's history.

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SANCCOB opens million dollar seabird hospital

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds SANCCOB) has opened a $1.1 million refurbished seabird hospital and rehabilitation pools in the Cape Town surbub of Table View.

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