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UN chief welcomes outcome of Korea's summit

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday welcomed the outcome of the summit between leaders of North and South Korea and said "now is the time for concrete action," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.

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DRC’s former Vice President to file new ICC appeal

Congolese ex-vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba will appeal his sentence for bribing war crimes witnesses and hopes to overturn his conviction in a case which has barred him from elections, his lawyer said Wednesday.

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African Union denounces slaves jibe from Italy's Salvini

The African Union has called on Italy's far-right interior minister to withdraw comments he made last week in which he referred to Africans as slaves.

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Algeria air force chief fired

Algeria's defence ministry on Tuesday announced its air force chief has been sacked, amid a broad shake-up of the country's military hierarchy.

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DRC set to unveil candidates for troubled elections

The marathon road towards elections in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reaches a critical point Wednesday with the publication of officially-vetted candidates for the December 23 poll in which two heavyweight contenders have been sidelined.

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Togo to hold elections in December

Togo, ruled by Africa's longest serving political dynasty and rocked by months of anti-regime protests, will hold legislative and local elections in December as well as a referendum on constitutional reforms, the national poll body said on Tuesday.

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China denies meddling in US elections, demands respect

China on Wednesday called on the United States to show "respect" in their trade dispute and rejected President Donald Trump's claims that it was meddling in the US midterm elections by taking aim at his political base.

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SA euthanasia activist charged with murder

A campaigner for the legalisation of euthanasia in South Africa has been charged with murder relating to the death of a man in 2013, police said on Wednesday.

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UN warns of lack of trust as Amnesty denounces S Sudan war crimes

The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday warned that entrenched suspicion clouded a newly-minted deal to restore peace to South Sudan, as Amnesty International accused government forces of war crimes.

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Black magic ban dents sex trafficking in Nigeria

For almost two decades, 42-year-old Patience earned a steady income sending girls from Nigeria to Europe for sex work, using black magic to stop the women from fleeing.

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