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Fifty-three militants killed in Egypt

Egyptian security forces killed 53 militants since the beginning of a massive security operation, mainly in restive northern Sinai Peninsula, the epicenter of a years-long Islamic insurgency, the armed forces said on Thursday.

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President Ramaphosa to deliver his first SONA

Preparations for a State of the Nation Address (SONA), to be given by incoming president Cyril Ramaphosa, is on track for Friday evening.

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Kenya lawyers protest against state officials

Hundreds of lawyers took to the streets in Kenyan capital Nairobi on Thursday in protest against violations of rule of law by state officials.

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Zimbabweans sue government over Grace Mugabe evictions: Report

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly been sued by villagers who were evicted from Manzou farm in Mazowe in 2017 to pave way for the then first lady, Grace Mugabe.

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Ramaphosa sworn in as SA President

Cyril Ramaphosa has officially been sworn in as the President of South Africa, following Jacob Zuma's resignation.

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S Sudan activists held in inhumane conditions

The US embassy said on Thursday that Sudanese authorities have rounded up hundreds of opposition leaders and activists, holding many of them in "inhumane conditions".

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UN registers alleged cases of sexual abuse by peacekeepers in DRC

The United Nations (UN) says it has registered 18 alleged cases of sexual abuse and exploitation by its peacekeepers and civilian personnel in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last year.

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EU ready to engage with new SA leadership

The European Union (EU) says it's ready to engage with the new leadership in South Africa after the resignation of President Jacob Zuma.

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Florida school attacker charged with 17 murder counts

A twice-orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and an AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday morning after being questioned for hours by state and federal authorities following the deadliest school shooting.

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Archbishop Tutu quits Oxfam Ambassador role

South African Archbishop, Desmond Tutu, has resigned as a Global Ambassador for Oxfam, saying he's disappointed at claims that the British charity's staff indulged in sex parties.

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