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Austria's Kurz backs EU's Tusk on migrants

Austria's incoming right-wing Chancellor joined eastern and central European countries on Friday in backing European Union President’s rejection of mandatory refugee quotas.

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Most believe Trump trying to obstruct Russia probe

Most Americans think United States President did something illegal or at least unethical regarding ties between his presidential campaign and Russia and they think he’s trying to obstruct the investigation looking into those possible connections.

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Tanzania urges UN to investigate killing of 15 of its peacekeepers

Tanzania’s government is urging the United Nations to conduct an independent investigation into the killing of 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers last week in Eastern Congo.

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SA governing ANC to announce party leader on Sunday

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) will announce current President’s successor as party leader on Sunday as it looks to conclude a bruising leadership battle and focus on policy, a party spokesperson told local radio station.

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Tanzania calls for UN peacekeeper killings probe

Tanzania called on Thursday for an investigation into the killing of 14 soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo by suspected Ugandan rebels.

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Putin's ex-minister risks decade in jail over bribe

Former Russian economy minister arrived in court Friday to hear the verdict in his high-profile trial after he was accused of taking a bribe from an oil boss close to Russian President.

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English-speaking Cameroonians fleeing to Nigeria

The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR in Nigeria is preparing for up to 40 000 refugees fleeing from Cameroon who will join thousands more English-speaking Cameroonians who have fled to the country over the past few weeks.

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Zanu-PF member’s term of office extended to 2022

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party's central committee member’s term of office has been extended to 2022.

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Chombo back in court on fresh charges

Zimbabwe’s former finance and economic development minister, Ignatius Chombo, has appeared in the Harare Magistrates’ Court on Thursday facing fresh charges of corruption and bribery.

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S Sudan resumes issuing passports

South Sudan has resumed issuing passports after its German technology provider shut down the system for a month because the country failed to pay its bills, a senior immigration official said on Thursday.

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