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EU court rejects Mubarak bid to end European sanctions

A European Union (EU) court on Wednesday rejected a bid by Egypt's former President, Hosni Mubarak, to lift a freeze on his assets in Europe that followed his ouster in the 2011 revolution.

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Rwandan government appeals verdict against dissident

Rwanda's chief prosecutor on Wednesday said he would appeal after dissident politician Diane Rwigara was acquitted in a high-profile trial.

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France arrests CAR war crimes suspect

French authorities have arrested a man suspected of committing war crimes in the Central African Republic and he will face extradition to The Hague, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Tuesday.

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Ghana row over medical drone scheme

A row has broken out in Ghana over the government's decision to send blood and essential medical supplies to hospitals and clinics in remote rural areas via unmanned drones owned by a United States company.

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Rwandan genocide suspect 'extradited from Denmark'

Denmark has extradited a genocide suspect to Rwanda, according to the authorities in the African nation.

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Germany opens negligent homicide probe in Mali Airbus chopper crash

German prosecutors said on Wednesday they had opened a probe against three individuals for negligent homicide in the 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a United Nations operation in Mali.

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Congo police fires live rounds to disperse opposition supporters

Police in Democratic Republic of Congo fired teargas and live bullets for a second day on Wednesday to disperse supporters of opposition presidential candidate, Martin Fayulu, killing at least one person, local activists said.

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Nigeria’s Abubakar absent from election accord ceremony

Nigeria’s main opposition candidate did not attend an event on Tuesday to sign an election agreement stating a commitment to hold a peaceful election early next year due to a “communication lapse”, his party said.

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Kenya drops new school syllabus

Kenya's government has dropped plans to introduce a controversial new school syllabus at the start of the academic year in January 2019 because it is not ready to roll it out, Education Minister Amina Mohamed said.

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Tunisia's truth commission winds up four-year mission

After four years working "under fire" and interviewing almost 50 000 witnesses, Tunisia's commission tasked with serving justice to victims of half a century of dictatorship is poised to submit its recommendations.

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