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EU extends sanctions against DRC presidential hopeful

The European Union (EU) on Monday extended sanctions against Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President, Joseph Kabila's designated successor and 13 others for human rights violations, two weeks ahead of landmark elections.

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Iraq celebrates one year since victory against IS

Iraq's premier Monday marked a year since his country announced victory against the Islamic State group by pledging to root out corruption and ensure hundreds of thousands of displaced return home.

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Burundians march over AU Commission chair's remarks

Thousands of Burundians on Saturday marched through the capital, Bujumbura, in protest against comments made by African Union Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, after the collapse of the EAC Heads of State Summit which Burundi boycotted.

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"Not too late to address Europe migration crisis"

Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, says its not too late to address the migration crisis in Europe.

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Seven officials killed in Sudan helicopter crash

At least seven local government officials were killed in a helicopter crash in Sudan’s eastern al-Qadarif state on Sunday, state news agency SUNA reported.

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UN conference adopts migration pact despite withdrawals

A United Nations (UN) conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from around 150 countries in Morocco on Monday, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.

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Boko Haram kills two soldiers in Nigeria

Two soldiers were killed when suspected Boko Haram fighters loyal to factional leader Abubakar Shekau attacked a military base in northeast Nigeria, security sources told AFP on Sunday.

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SA Arch-Bishop honored for TRC role

South African Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu, has been honoured for his role in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) during the 20th anniversary of the handing over of the TRC report held in Stellenbosch.

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DRC's Kabila to stay in politics, sets sights on presidency in future

The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila, plans to stay in politics when he steps down after elections on December 23 and does not rule out running again for President in 2023, he said in an interview on Sunday.

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Nigerian government freezes opposition VP candidate

Nigeria’s main opposition party said authorities had frozen the bank accounts of its vice presidential candidate in the run-up to elections next February.

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