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Children among eight migrants suffocated in Libya truck

Eight migrants, mostly children, suffocated to death trapped in a refrigerator truck carrying around 100 people in western Libya, security forces said on Monday.

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All systems go for Mandela lecture

It's all systems go for former United States President, Barak Obama, to deliver the Nelson Mandela lecture in Johannesburg this Tuesday.

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Duke, Duchess of Sussex open Mandela exhibition in London

The newlywed Duke and Duchess of Sussex are opening a special exhibition in London to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth.

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Mass radio campaign saves child lives in Burkina Faso

A mass radio campaign in Burkina Faso led to a significant rise in sick children getting medical attention and could prove one of the most cost-effective ways to save young lives in poor countries, researchers said on Tuesday.

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US judge suspends deportations of immigrant families

A federal judge temporarily barred the United States (US) government on Monday from the rapid deportation of immigrant parents reunited with their children, while a court considers the impact on children's rights to seek asylum.

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World commemorates Albertina Sisulu centenary

South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle veteran, Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu, would be turning 100 years this year just like Nelson Mandela.

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Nigeria, Ghana reach agreement with UN on drug control

Nigeria and Ghana have reached an agreement with the United Nations Office on Drug Control, to combat drug trafficking across West Africa.

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SA President talks tough on mine safety

South Africa will tighten its mine safety regulations to hold mine operators accountable for accidental deaths in the industry, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday.

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Trump backs Putin on election meddling at summit

Standing side by side with Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump refused on Monday to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 US election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home.

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'Dating service' gets SA youth into work

A few years ago, Thabo Ngwato's job prospects looked bleak.After graduating from high school, he started studying at the University of Johannesburg - but was forced to drop out when his mother retired and cash ran short.

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