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AU calls for talks to end 'crisis' in Comoros

The African Union (AU) called on Wednesday for peace talks to urgently re-start in the coup-prone Comoros islands after clashes erupted between government forces and opponents of President Azali Assoumani.

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Six Tanzanian schoolchildren killed in lightning strike

At least six children were killed and 25 injured on Wednesday when lightning struck a primary school in northern Tanzania, a local government official said.

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Congo accuses Angola of violent expulsions

Congo’s government accused Angolan authorities of violently expelling thousands of its citizens during a crackdown on artisanal diamond mining, but Angola said it had acted lawfully to protect is resources.

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“DRC, SA Bi-National commission remains important”

Most of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) believe the Bi-National commission between DRC and South Africa remains important for both countries' interests.

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AU hosts first forum on cyber-crime in Africa

The African Union is hosting the first-ever forum on cyber crime in Africa.

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Four parties agree to Western Sahara talks

Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario Front have accepted a United Nations (UN) invitation to hold talks in December on ending the decades-old conflict in Western Sahara, according to UN officials.

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Nigeria’s Ibori loses appeal against UK graft conviction

A Nigerian politician who was jailed in Britain for laundering tens of millions of Dollars in stolen public funds through British banks and properties lost an appeal against his conviction in London on Wednesday.

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Fresh Mali violence kills 12

Eleven people were shot dead in restive central Mali on Monday by unidentified gunmen, while a blast killed one person and injured two, sources said.

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Cameroon's constitutional council is examining petitions filed by candidates

Cameroon's constitutional council is examining petitions filed by candidates for the partial or total cancellation of the October 7 presidential election.

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CAR 2014 massacre the worst: HRW

In 2014, 13 people, women, men and young children, were shot dead by Congolese peacekeepers serving in the Central African Republic (CAR).

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