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Egypt court sentences 65 people over 2013 violence

An Egyptian court has sentenced 64 people to varying prison terms and one man to death over violence in 2013 when the military overthrew the elected Islamist President.

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Tanzania begins burials for capsized ferry victims

Tanzania's State broadcaster says burials have started of those who died when a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria as the death toll rose to 224.

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Four killed in torrential Tunisia rains

Torrential rains and flooding in north-eastern Tunisia have left at least four dead, including two sisters, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

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Libya urges 'effective' UN action to end Tripoli violence

Libya's internationally recognised government has called on the United Nations (UN) to take "concrete and effective" action to protect civilians and halt fighting near the capital that has killed more than 100 people since late August.

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Zambia orders arrest of DRC rhumba star

A court in Zambia ordered the arrest of rhumba star Koffi Olomide, who is from Democratic Republic of Congo, on Friday for allegedly assaulting a photographer six years ago.

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SA President to unveil Mandela statue in New York

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is expected to unveil a Nelson Mandela statue in New York this Monday.

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Congo reports Ebola death close to busy Ugandan border

A Congolese woman who refused an Ebola vaccination and then disappeared has died of the virus near the heavily travelled border with Uganda, which is preparing to begin vaccinations as needed.

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Sixteen dead in rebel attack on DRC village

Sixteen people, including 12 civilians, were killed in a rebel attack on the village of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, witnesses told AFP on Sunday.

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Nigerian governorship vote ends in a standstill

The governorship election in southwest Nigeria's Osun state ended in a standstill on Sunday when the nation's electoral body failed to declare a clear winner.

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Burkina Faso cracks down on motorbike riding extremists

Growing attacks by motorbike-riding extremists who flee into the forest have led Burkina Faso's government to ban the use of motorbikes and bike carts from sunset to sunrise in its troubled east.

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