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SA withdraws arrest warrant for Gupta

South Africa has provisionally withdrawn an arrest warrant for Ajay Gupta, a businessman and friend of former president Jacob Zuma, police said on Friday, in a setback for the government’s promised fight against corruption.

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Zimbabwe set to retrieve trapped illegal miners, more casualties expected

Zimbabwean authorities are expected to start retrieving trapped illegal gold miners on Friday but none are expected to have survived flooding in the shafts and the number of casualties could be about 50, state media reported.

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Egypt lawmakers voting to extend President's term limits

Egypt's Parliament has begun voting over constitutional amendments to allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power, possibly until 2034, and further enshrine a role for the military in state affairs.

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Eritrean refugees flown to Niger from Tripoli:UN

A group of 159 Eritrean refugees were flown on Wednesday from the Libyan capital, Tripoli, to Niger for resettlement, the United Nations (UN) said.

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US President to declare national emergency

The White House says United States President, Donald Trump, will declare a national emergency to fund his planned border wall with Mexico.

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Rape still endemic in S Sudan's Unity state: UN

Rape and sexual violence against women and girls as young as eight is still widespread in northern South Sudan despite the signing of a peace deal to end the civil war in September 2018, according to a UN investigation published on Friday.

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Scores of Cameroon ex-Boko Haram fighters surrender arms

Nearly 200 Cameroonians who were members of Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group have returned home and surrendered to the authorities after breaking with the organisation, the government said on Thursday.

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Haiti President defies violent protests, will not step down

Haiti's President, Jovenel Moise, struck a combative note on Thursday in his first address since violent protests flared in the capital, defying calls for his ouster but urging dialogue to address soaring inflation and alleged misuse of funds.

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US military denies taking part in raid on al Qaeda site in Libya

The United States (US) military denied on Thursday taking part in a raid on an al Qaeda site in the Libyan city of Ubari, contradicting a statement by a Libyan official.

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India PM condemns Kashmir suicide bomb attack

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has condemned a suicide bomb attack on Indian security forces in Kashmir.

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