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AU Security Council in S Sudan for talks

Officials of the African Union Peace and Security Council are in South Sudan where they have held crucial talks with the government, ahead of the final round of peace talks aimed at reviving the peace agreement that collapsed in 2015.

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Former SA President defends late Nelson Mandela

South African former President, Jacob Zuma, says failure to deal with pressing issues like economic transformation and land re-distribution cannot be blamed on the late former President, Nelson Mandela.

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New Cuba President vows to defend Castro legacy

Cuba’s new President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, began his term on Thursday with a promise to defend the socialist revolution led by the Castro brothers since 1959, giving a sober speech that also emphasized the need to modernize the island’s economy.

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Niger conflict concerns international donors

The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) and Red Crescent Societies says health facilities in Niger are overwhelmed by the rising number of people fleeing conflict and the arrival of thousands of migrants.

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Mugabe rejected indepenence invite

Zimbabwe's former President, Robert Mugabe, has reportedly rejected an invitation from his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, to attend this year's Independence Day celebrations in Harare on Wednesday.

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SA President cut short UK visit over Mahikeng unrest

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is expected back in South Africa early on Friday morning after he cut short his visit to the United Kingdom due to the ongoing violent protests in Mahikeng in the North-West province.

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UN judges to hear Karadzic jail term appeal

Once-feared Bosnian Serb leader, now convicted war criminal, Radovan Karadzic, on Monday launches his appeal before United Nations judges, seeking to overturn a 40-year jail term for abuses committed during Bosnia's bloody 1990s conflict.

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Nkuruniziza announces cabinet reshuffle

Burundi's President, Pierre Nkuruniziza, has announced a partial cabinet reshuffle ahead of referendum.

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King Mswati renames Swaziland

The King of Swaziland III has changed the name of the country to the Kingdom of eSwatini during a ceremony to mark his 50th birthday as well as the nation's 50th year of independence.

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Zimbabwe begins new recruitment of nurses

The Zimbabwean Health Services Board (HSB) and the Ministry of Health and Child Care is inviting applications from qualified unemployed registered general nurses, primary care nurses and similarly nurses below the age of 70 to fill nursing post.

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