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SA to review its withdrawal from the ICC

South Africa’s Chief Diplomat says the country has received unprecedented support ahead of the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, and that they will carry Madiba’s example into their work in the Security Council in 2019.

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Tanzania says over 40 killed in Lake Victoria ferry capsize

More than 40 people died on Thursday when a ferry capsized in the south of Victoria, Africa's largest lake, a Tanzanian government spokesperson said.

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Forced Zambia screening process on Zimbabweans 'inhuman'

Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly expressed outrage over the cholera screening process introduced by Zambian authorities at Chirundu border post, which involves making people take laxatives.

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Madagascar says plague outbreak under control

Madagascar's seasonal outbreak of plague, which has so far killed two people, is "under control", Health Minister Yoel Rantomalala said Thursday.

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Botswana fights claims of elephant poaching spree

Botswana has rejected claims of a surge of elephant poaching made by a leading conservation charity and put on display carcasses of animals allegedly slaughtered for ivory some with tusks still intact.

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Motsoeneng case against SABC dismissed

Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Chief Operating Officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, has lost his case against the Public Broadcaster at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

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eSwatini votes, but the king holds absolute power

The tiny African kingdom of eSwatini, ruled by an absolute monarch, votes on Friday in polls critics describe as a sham but supporters say are a unique blend of tradition and politics.

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DRC unveils candidates for troubled vote

Election officials in Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday released an official list of candidates for December's presidential election, formally excluding two heavyweight opposition figures.

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EU seeks closer North African ties to fight migrant smugglers

EU leaders called Thursday for more intense talks with Egypt and other North African countries to take further steps against illegal migration to Europe, particularly by fighting those who smuggle and traffic them.

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Liberian President signs land-reform law

Liberian President, George Weah, has signed a long-sought land reform law that gives local communities greater rights over customary land and lets foreigners and charities own property.

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