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US advises on ways to fight Boko Haram

Nigerian forces battling Boko Haram jihadists need a change of mind set to overcome an evolving guerrilla threat.

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Namibia prepares for elections

Namibia is preparing to go to presidential elections next year.

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DRC snubs UN led pledging conference

Last week the Democratic Republic of Congo snubbed the United Nations (UN)-led pledging conference which was aimed at raising funds towards a $1.7 billion UN appeal this year to help 10.5 million people in DRC.

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Billions pledged to fight Malaria

Leaders from countries devastated by Malaria have pledged nearly $3.8 billion in an effort to kickstart efforts to beat the disease once and for all.

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SA’s Minister meets Commonwealth Secretary General

South Africa's International Relations and Co-operation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, on Wednesday held a bilateral meeting with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, on margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.

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Government to carry former SA President legal cost

Respondents in the application by former South African President, Jacob Zuma, for leave to appeal a High Court judgment related to the Public Protector's report, have welcomed the Pretoria High Court ruling that the Presidency carry the legal costs.

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Cuba set to swear in new President

An era will end in Communist-run Cuba on Thursday when President Raul Castro retires, likely handing over the reins to his right hand man, Miguel Diaz-Canel, born the year after brothers Fidel and Raul led their 1959 leftist revolution.

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France immigration bill sows seeds of dissent in Macron party

The French parliament votes on Friday on a tough immigration bill that has sparked rumblings of revolt within President Emmanuel Macron's party, with several MPs openly challenging his plans to speed up deportations of failed asylum-seekers.

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More woes for commuters as SA bus strike continues

Thousands of commuters around South Africa who use buses as their primary mode of transport will once again have to find alternate modes of transport on Thursday as the nationwide bus strike enters its second day.

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Intruders steal symbolic mace from Nigerian National Assembly

Three men burst into Nigeria's Senate on Wednesday and snatched the legislature's ceremonial mace, according to Nigerian Media.

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