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South Africa’s ruling party leaders split over Gordhan’s fate

South Africa's ruling African National Congress party is split at the top over whether Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan should be sacked, sources said...

East Libyan fighter jet crashes outside Tobruk, four killed

A fighter jet belonging to east Libyan forces crashed in a residential area south of the city of Tobruk on Wednesday, killing the pilot...

Mali’s former rebels agree to join peace Conference

Former rebels in Mali have reversed a decision to boycott a national reconciliation conference This comes after they received assurances from the government that "the...

Zambia to hold public hearing on ICC membership

Zambia has opened public consultations on the government's plan to leave the International Criminal Court. Zambian Justice minister Given Lubinda announced the consultation, which will...

Congolese Police fire teargas to disperse opposition supporters

Congolese police fired bullets into the air and launched tear gas canisters to try to disperse hundreds of opposition supporters in Kinshasa. A loud explosion...

Ivory Coast’s former first lady cleared of crimes against humanity

A court in Ivory Coast has acquitted former First Lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity and war crimes charges on Tuesday. The charges were...

Zuma, Mbeki mourn veteran anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada

South African president, Jacob Zuma has described the death veteran anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada, as a national loss. Similarly, former president Thabo Mbeki described Kathrada's...

South Sudan rebels say raid jail, capture town on Ugandan border

South Sudanese rebels said they had taken control of a town on the Ugandan border and killed 14 soldiers in the fighting, an account...

South African anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87

Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who was sentenced to life imprisonment alongside Nelson Mandela and went on to be an open critic...

Libya’s oil output down 252,000 bpd after shutdown at Sharara, Wafa...

Production at the western Libyan fields of Sharara and Wafa has been blocked by armed factions, reducing output by 252,000 barrels per day (bpd),...
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