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DRC arrests army colonel in connection with killing of UN monitors

A Congolese army colonel has been arrested in connection with the killing of two United Nations (UN) sanctions monitors, a prosecutor said on Friday, the first member of the security services detained over the case.

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Netanyahu grilled on new fraud allegation

Police were questioning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara on Friday on new suspicions of fraudulently misusing public funds, Israeli media reported.

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Kenya Pipeline Company's CEO arrested over loss of funds

Kenya has appointed an acting chief executive to the state pipeline company KPC after five of its senior executives, including the CEO, were arrested in connection with the loss of funds at the firm, the latest move to crack down on corruption.

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Zambia court rules President Lungu can run again in 2021 vote

Zambia's top court ruled Friday that President Edgar Lungu is eligible to run for re-election in 2021 polls after an opposition party argued he would exceed the constitution's two term limit.

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Somali blast kills two generals, seven guards

Nine Somali soldiers including two generals were killed on Thursday by a blast just outside the capital, Mogadishu, militants and an army official said.

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Trump lashes out against Russia probe

President Donald Trump lashed out against the federal investigation into possible collusion between Russia and 2016 election campaign, and publicly suggested Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had a conflict of interest without offering evidence.

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Swiss faces deadline on EU ties

Switzerland faced a high-stakes decision Friday on its future ties with the European Union (EU), with Brussels taking a hard line on economic links unless Bern agrees to key demands.

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Seventeen civilians killed in DR Congo attacks

Seventeen people have been killed in two attacks by the ADF militant group in the troubled Beni region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local mayor said Friday.

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Ebola spreads to major DRC city

The second largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to the demands of an epidemic with no end in sight.

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Road accident deaths swell to over a million each year: WHO

Road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds, with a total of 1.35 million traffic deaths around the world each year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday, demanding global action.

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