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US welcomes Ethiopia, Eritrea peace moves

The United States (US) is encouraged by recent progress Ethiopia and Eritrea have made toward resolving their longstanding differences, the US State Department said on Thursday.

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US imposes visa ban on several DRC officials

The United States (US) said on Thursday it had imposed visa bans on several senior officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for corruption tied to the country’s electoral process.

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EU seeks to screen migrants in Africa

Unwilling to share responsibility for tens of thousands of people arriving each year in search of better or safer lives, European Union (EU) leaders are preparing in coming days to take more steps to keep migrants out.

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Migrants use World Cup Fan IDs to try to enter EU

A small number of migrants have used Russia's World Cup ticketing system that allows visa-free travel for foreign fans to try to enter the European Union illegally, with neighbouring Belarus and Finland reporting cases.

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Mugabe’s health condition ‘is nothing serious’

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe is back in Singapore for medical check-up, a local privately-owned daily reported Wednesday.

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Gambia Police Chief resigns after protest shootings

Gambia's police say the national police inspector general has resigned after two civilians were shot dead this week during a demonstration against sand mining.

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US bombs Syrian army position near Tanf

A Syrian army officer was killed in a United States (US) strike on a Syrian army outpost near a US base close to the Iraqi-Syrian border, a commander in the regional alliance supporting President Bashar al-Assad told Reuters.

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Nigerian university sacks 'sex-for-marks' lecturer

A lecturer has been dismissed from his post at one of Nigeria's leading universities for promising a female student higher marks in exchange for sex.

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Zambia’s President blames miners for tragic mine dump collapse

Zambian President and leader of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party Edgar Lungu, has turned a deaf ear to calls for the Minister of Mines Richard Musukwa to be fired following Wednesday’s mining tragedy.

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Eighty African migrants rescued off Libya's coast

Libya's coast guard says it has rescued some 80 African migrants, including four women and two children, and recovered one body in the Mediterranean Sea east of the capital, Tripoli.

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