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Kenya repels another suspected al Shabaab attack: Police

Kenyan police have thwarted an attack by suspected Somali militants al Shabaab on a Chinese-owned construction company in an eastern region, an official said on Monday, days after the Islamist group killed 21 people in Nairobi.

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Ten UN peacekeepers killed northern Mali attack

Ten United Nations (UN) peacekeepers from Chad were killed and at least 25 were wounded while repelling an attack by armed assailants near a village in northern Mali on Sunday, the West African nation’s UN mission and the UN said.

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Doubts remain over DRC election result: EU

The European Union (EU) says that "doubts remain" over the result of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s disputed election, after the country's highest court declared Felix Tshisekedi President, outraging opponents.

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UN laments Zimbabwe, DRC fallout

The United Nations Chief says the biggest challenge that governments and institutions face today is to show that they care.

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Al Qaeda-linked group claims responsibility for Mali attack

An al Qaeda-linked Islamist group in Mali has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed 10 United Nations peacekeepers from Chad on Sunday in the north of the country, the group said in statement posted on Telegram.

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Senegal bars two opposition candidates from presidential vote

Senegal's Constitutional Court has published an official list of five candidates to contest next month's presidential election, including President Macky Sall, but excluding two prominent opposition figures.

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SA monitoring detained businessman’s case in Mozambique

South African High Commissioner in Mozambique, Mandisi Mpahlwa, is monitoring the case of South African businessman, Andre Hanekom, who is being detained on alleged terrorism charges in Mozambique.

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DRC on brink of first peaceful transfer of power

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is on the brink of its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court on Sunday confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi.

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SA closely monitoring Beit Bridge border post

South Africa's Home Affairs Minister, Siyabonga Cwele, says his department is closely monitoring the Beit Bridge border post in light of the current protests in Zimbabwe.

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Sudan deploys police ahead of fresh protests

Sudanese security forces were deployed in large numbers on Sunday in Khartoum and the capital's twin city in anticipation of fresh protests calling on long-time ruler, Omar al-Bashir, to step down, according to activists and online posts.

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