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MDC ready to defy police ban, prepares for anniversary

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has reportedly set a date for its19th anniversary celebrations after they were cancelled in September due to a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 50 people in the southern African country.

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UNFPA releases 2018 State of the world population report

The United Nations Population Fund has released the 2018 State of the world population report.

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Water, power supplies cut off on strife-torn Comoros

Comoros authorities have cut off water and power supplies in the capital city of Anjouan province as part of efforts to quell unrest against constitutional changes to extend presidential term limits, residents said on Thursday.

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EU moves to tighten borders, boost Africa ties on migrants

European Union (EU) leaders were set on Thursday to push ahead with plans to boost co-operation with North African countries and beef up the bloc's borders in an effort to stop migrants entering Europe.

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DRC Ebola outbreak not yet a global emergency: WHO

A deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is deeply worrying, but does not yet merit being labelled a global health emergency, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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SA army Chief warns against budget cut

The Chief of the South African Army, Lieutenant General Lindile Yam, has warned the country of the potential danger if the defence budget continues to be cut.

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Tunisia flash floods kill five

Flash flooding in Tunisia has killed at least five people while a further two are unaccounted for, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

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DRC threatens international action over Angola expulsions

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday threatened to take international action over Angola's recent, and allegedly violent, expulsion of some 200 000 illegal migrants from its west African neighbour.

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Tunisian fighter jet crashes into sea, pilot unharmed

A Tunisian fighter jet crashed into the Mediterranean Sea during an exercise on Wednesday but its pilot was unharmed, the defence ministry said.

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Pressure grows in Liberia over 'school rape' storm

Liberian Vice President, Jewel Taylor, on Tuesday lent her voice to demands for a probe into a United States (US) educational charity, after girls were raped at a school supposed to save them from a life of sexual exploitation.

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