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DRC President promotes blacklisted generals

Democratic Republic of the Congo President, Joseph Kabila, replaced the country's army chief in a military shake-up at the weekend that included the promotion of two key allies on a US sanctions blacklist.

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Gunmen kill 14 civilians in Mali

Gunmen shot dead 14 civilians in an attack on a village in north-eastern Mali, a local official said on Monday, amid a spate of killings by rival ethnic groups and jihadist militants that threaten to derail a presidential election later this month.

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Ghana national cathedral plan sparks unholy row

Ghana may be one of the most religious countries in the world, despite being constitutionally secular, but a project to build a new national cathedral has not met universal approval.

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Eritrea re-opens embassy in Ethiopia

Eritrea's President, Isaias Afwerki, reopened his country's embassy in Ethiopia on Monday, more than 20 years after the two countries broke off relations when they went to war.

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Pakistanis mourn after election rally bombing kills 128

Mourners gathered on Saturday to bury their dead in southwest Pakistan after a blast killed 128 people at a political rally in one of the country’s deadliest attacks, underscoring ongoing security challenges following years of dramatic improvements

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Thousands rally in Morocco for jailed Rif opponents

Thousands of people demonstrated in Morocco's capital Rabat on Sunday against the jailing of leaders and activists of a northern protest movement.

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Zimbabwe teachers angry over army pay hike

Teachers in Zimbabwe are angry that soldiers and police this month got a higher pay rise than they did.

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Obama praises Kenya's political reconciliation

Former US President, Barack Obama, says Kenya is making progress in getting the government and opposition to work together.

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Eight migrants found dead in lorry container in western Libya

Eight migrants including six children were found dead on Monday after suffocating from petrol fumes while packed into a lorry container on the west Libyan coast, authorities said.

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Trump, Putin test ties in Baltic showdown

United States (US) President, Donald Trump, headed into a summit with Vladimir Putin on Monday, determined to overcome diplomatic tensions and forge a personal bond with the Kremlin chief.

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