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Voting machines raise worries in DRC ahead of elections

The Democratic Republic of Congo's government is moving forward with plans to use electronic voting machines in this year's highly anticipated presidential election despite warnings from watchdog groups that transparency and credibility could suffer.

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EU says no 'Guantanamo Bay for migrants' outside bloc

The European Union (EU) said on Thursday it was discussing plans with United Nations (UN) agencies to set up migrant processing centres in North African and other countries but insisted it would not create a "Guantanamo Bay for migrants."

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Merkel calls for solutions to Iran's "aggressive tendencies"

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, on Thursday said European countries shared concerns over Iran's ballistic missile programme and called for solutions to its "aggressive tendencies" in the Middle East.

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Gambia protest death toll rises to three

A 24-year-old student who was hit by police gunfire at an environmental protest in western Gambia died on Wednesday, bringing the death toll from the violence to three, his campaign group said.

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SA remains firmly committed to UN, HRC

South Africa remains firmly committed to the United Nations (UN) and the Human Rights Council and will do its part to ensure that the organ continues to serve as a beacon of hope.

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Libya’s key oil ports recaptured: Army

A force led by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said Thursday it had recaptured two key oil ports, a week after they were seized by a rival militia in a blow to crucial exports.

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MSF aid workers in Africa used prostitutes: BBC report

Aid workers for charity Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) used prostitutes and bartered medicines for sex in Kenya, Liberia and central Africa, a BBC report said on Thursday.

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Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara, was charged on Thursday with fraud over alleged misuse of State funds, the Justice Ministry said.

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UN fails to promote justice in Sudan: ICC prosecutor

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) accused the UN Security Council on Wednesday of failing to take action against countries that didn't arrest Sudan's president to face charges of genocide in his country's Darfur region.

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Kiir, Machar meet in Ethiopia

South Sudan's President, Salva Kiir, and rebel leader Riek Machar met in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, on Wednesday, the first time they have met since 2016.

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