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Protests pick up against Venezuelan health system

Some 50 demonstrators gathered outside the Venezuelan Ministry of Health to call attention to the lack of medication in their crisis-wracked country on Wednesday.

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Zimbabwe marks Independence Day

Celebrating Independence Day for the first time without Robert Mugabe as leader since 1980 felt like a second emancipation for some Zimbabweans on Wednesday. For others, not quite.

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African migrants abused in Yemen: Rights groups

African migrants and asylum seekers in Yemen are being subjected to physical and sexual abuse in detention, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).

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Flooding in Tanzania city leaves at least 14 dead

Fourteen people have died as a result of days of torrential rains and flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's economic capital, police said Tuesday.

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Ghana NDC branch elections continue despite electoral confusion

Tensions are brewing at Ghana’s National Democratic Congress (NDC) branch elections at the Akwatia constituency in the country's Eastern Region.

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Niger may have arrested militant leader

Niger's military has detained a suspect who could be the militant leader who was being pursued at the time of an ambush that left four American soldiers dead.

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Congo to set up aid donations fund

Democratic Republic of Congo plans to set up a special fund to manage all aid donations under a new draft law, its cabinet said on Tuesday, a week after it failed to show up at an international donors conference.

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ISIS leader killed in Sinai: Egypt army

Egypt's military says its forces have killed a man they identified as the leader of the Islamic State group in the restive Sinai Peninsula.

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Zimbabwe sacks thousands of striking nurses

Zimbabwe has fired all nurses who were on strike to demand higher salaries, in a hardline response to growing labour unrest by the country's new leadership.

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Bill Gates to announce $4 billion Malaria funding

Microsoft founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates, says his foundation and other donors will be announcing nearly $4 billion of new funding in a bid to halve the number of deaths worldwide from Malaria.

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