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Hong Kong democracy activist jailed

Hong Kong activist, Joshua Wong, was jailed for the second time Wednesday for his role in mass pro-democracy protests as concern grows that prison terms for young campaigners are shutting down debate in the semi-autonomous city.

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Charges against French soldiers serving in CAR dismissed

Charges against French soldiers accused of sexually abusing children while deployed in the Central African Republic (CAR) from 2014 to 2015 have been dismissed by French magistrates, Reuters reports.

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UN ask Kenya to halt forceful evictions

United Nations (UN) experts calls on Kenyan authorities to halt forceful evictions of the Sengwer, a tribe living in the forest of western Kenya who says they are being forced off their ancestral land to make way for a water conservation project.

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SAA cancels Mauritius flights on cyclone fears

South African Airways has cancelled flights between Johannesburg and Mauritius from Monday because of Cyclone Berguitta.

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US attorney general: immigration system undermining national security

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that national security is being undermined by an immigration system that has allowed hundreds of terrorists to enter, as the White House pressed for sweeping changes to who can enter the country.

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UN Secretary defends immigration development

The United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has defended immigration as a positive development for countries while arguing that the global organisation would continue to fight racism in all its forms.

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Former DRC army chief accused of coup

Democratic Republic of Congo's former military chief, who has been accused by Kinshasa of an attempted coup against President Joseph Kabila in 2011, has been arrested in Gabon, sources told AFP.

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SABC board to act in line with interim court order

The Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it will continue to act in line with an interim court order from the High Court in Pretoria in 2017 regarding the appointment of executive management at the public broadcaster.

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SA Hawks awaits directive on Guptas

The Hawks have denied claims that the arrest of the Gupta brothers is imminent, this after a local newspaper reported that the Hawks had obtained a warrant for the arrest of at least one of the brothers.

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Tunisia soccer fans clash with police amid economic protests

Tunisian soccer fans have clashed with police in the capital two days after a match was canceled amid nationwide economic protests.

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