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Majority of French reject safe harbour for Aquarius: poll

A majority of French citizens support the government's decision not to offer safe harbour to a ship carrying 630 rescued migrants after Italy refused to let it dock, an opinion poll released Monday showed.

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African doctors involved in River Blindness research milestone

Ugandan doctor, Amos Nyathirombo, is one of 18 African doctors celebrating a scientific milestone after a six-year World Health Organisation-led research they co-participated in found a more effective drug against River Blindness.

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US lawmakers seek end to 'evil' migrant family separations

Democratic lawmakers vowed Sunday to end the "evil" separation of migrant children from their parents at the United States border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea to end the deeply controversial practice.

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Libya oil storage attack damages key ports

Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) says an armed group opposed to Libya's self-styled national army has attacked key oil port terminals "significantly" damaging at least one storage tank.

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I Coast President’s ally rejects plan for ‘united party’

Ivory Coast's Democratic Party, a member of the ruling coalition, on Sunday rejected a proposal to form a unified party ahead of the 2020 presidential election, a plan which was supported by President Alassane Ouattara.

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UAE demands 'unconditional' rebel withdrawal from Yemen port

The UAE, a key player in the coalition battling Huthi rebels in Yemen, on Monday warned the insurgents to withdraw unconditionally from the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, after UN peace efforts fizzled.

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UK ‘obliged’ to help change Ghana laws on homosexuality

United Kingdom High Commissioner to Ghana, Iain Walker, has said his government owes itself and the world a right of duty to ensure that Ghanaian laws that set out to ‘intentionally or unintentionally’ discriminate against homosexuality are chang

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Former Malawi President eyes next year's vote

Malawi's ex-President, Joyce Banda, who recently returned home after four years of self-imposed exile, on Monday said she was ready to run in next year's presidential elections if nominated by her party.

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Zimbabwe presidential candidate 'slowly turning into Mugabe'

Zimbabwe's war veterans leader has reportedly said that the opposition Movement for Democratic Change Alliance presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa's political approaches are turning him into a "smaller version of former President Robert Mugabe."

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“SA commits to use UN seat to broker peace across the world”

South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Co-operations, Lindiwe Sisulu, says South Africa is committed to using the United Nations (UN) Security Council seat to broker peace across the world, including the Middle East.

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