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US federal employees to return to work

United States federal workers prepared to return to work Tuesday after Congress ended a three-day government shutdown, with President Donald Trump claiming victory in his standoff with Democrats.

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ANC not negotiating terms for Zuma's resignation

Secretary General of the African National Congress (ANC), Ace Magashule, denied rumors that top officials of the South African ruling party were in talks with President Jacob Zuma to facilitate his stepping down as head of state.

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Haitians stage protest over Trump comments

About two thousand people took to the streets of Haiti's capital on Monday to protest comments attributed to US President Donald Trump about the nation being a "shithole" country, which caused uproar in the world’s first independent black republic.

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African states begun drafting agenda items for upcoming AU Summit

Representatives from 55 African states have begun drafting agenda items for consideration during the upcoming African Union Summit.

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Opposition challenges government to come clean on Zambia’s debt

Zambia’s opposition party, the United Party for National Development (UPND), has challenged President Edgar Lungu’s Patriotic Front party to come clean on Zambia’s debt, the Zambian Observer reported on Monday.

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CAR warlord sentenced to life in prison

A former warlord who fought with the Central African Republic’s (CAR) anti-Balaika militia has been sentenced to life imprisonment a first for this war-torn country.

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Vietnam beats US in universal healthcare

Five-year-old Cassidy McCarthy is just like many other junior school children.

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Cameroon distribute computers to university students

Cameroon is distributing 500-thousand computers to all university students in what it says is a move to significantly boost education and research.

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Foreign nationals storm N West Police Station

Violent clashes broke out in the South African mining town of Rustenburg, when a group over 50 foreign nationals stormed the local police station, demanding answers on the killing and assault of their country-men by locals.

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Call to declare Cape Town national disaster

Premier of South Africa's Western Cape Province, Helen Zille, says she wrote to South African President Jacob Zuma this past weekend asking that he declare the water crisis a national disaster.

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