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Guinea Bissau parliament meets for the first time in two years

Guinea Bissau's parliament met Thursday for the first time in nearly two years after the appointment of a consensus prime minister to end a dragging political crisis.

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Madagascar opposition vows weekend protest

Madagascar's opposition on Wednesday vowed to defy an official ban and go ahead with a weekend protest over "scandalous" new election laws ahead of elections in late 2018.

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Malawi on course to eradicate HIV infections: Virology professor

Malawi, which has one of the highest rates of the deadly HIV/Aids infections, is on course to eradicate the virus, Jay Levy who co-discovered the Aids virus 35 years ago said.

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Ethiopia's new Prime Minister names cabinet

Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister named a cabinet on Thursday that includes the former Mining Minister as Defence Minister, and retains the finance and foreign ministers from his predecessor’s cabinet.

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EFF leader ready for AfriForum

Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Julius Malema, has told lobby group, AfriForum, to "bring it on", after it announced that it would privately prosecute him.

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Nigeria police recover stolen Senate mace

Nigerian police said on Thursday they had recovered the ceremonial mace, the parliamentary symbol of authority, under a flyover after it was stolen from the Senate.

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EU gave asylum to more than half a million refugees: Stats

The European Union (EU) gave asylum to more than half a million refugees in 2017, its statistics office Eurostat said on Thursday, with Germany taking in more than 60%.

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Volvo Launches all new XC40

The new XC40, Volvo's first premium compact SUV, is now available in South Africa.

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S Sudan's new round of peace talks delayed

Officials say the next round of South Sudan peace talks has been delayed without explanation.

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Zimbabwe fires 16 000 nurses on strike

Zimbabwe said it had sacked 16 000 striking nurses as the new government seeks to keep a lid on labour unrest in the build-up to the first elections since the fall of Robert Mugabe.

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