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Nearly 150 000 migrants arrive in war-torn Yemen in 2018

A growing number of migrants are flocking to Yemen, even as its dire humanitarian crisis deepens, with nearly 150 000 expected to arrive in the war-ravaged country in 2018, the United Nations said Tuesday.

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Ramaphosa names Batohi new chief prosecutor

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa named Shamila Batohi South Africa's new chief prosecutor on Tuesday, after the Constitutional Court ruled in August that the appointment of the previous prosecutor was invalid.

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Saudi Prince visits Algiers without meeting president

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika called off a meeting with visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday because of ill health, the national news agency reported.

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More than 150 women, girls raped in South Sudan

More than 150 women and girls have come forward in the past 12 days to seek help in South Sudan after they were raped or suffered other forms of sexual violence, the heads of three United United (UN) agencies said Monday.

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SA public broadcaster unions defends Minister

Labour unions at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), the Communication Workers Union and BEMAWU, have come out in defence of Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.

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Nigeria seeks arrest, extradition of former oil minister

Nigeria's main anti-corruption agency on Monday filed for the arrest of former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke after a judge approved a request for her to be charged with corruption.

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UN envoy pushes Yemen peace talks after key rebel demand met

The United Nations Yemen envoy sought Tuesday to press forward planned peace talks in Sweden as a key backer of the beleaguered government said they offered a "critical opportunity" to end nearly four years of war.

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SA peacekeepers convicted of mistreating boy in DRC

Eleven South African soldiers have been convicted of mistreating a teenage boy during a UN peacekeeping deployment to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the military said in a statement.

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Mugabe back in Harare after medical check-ups

Former Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, is back in Harare after spending the last two months in Singapore for medical check-ups.

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“Thirty percent HIV positive people resistant to anti-retroviral drugs”

A study conducted by South Africa's Human Sciences Research Council has found that close to 30% of HIV positive people are resistant to anti-retroviral drugs.

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