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At least 12 killed in heavy fighting in northeastern Congo

A DRC soldier. At least 12 people were killed in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo in heavy firefights between the army and militia fighters on Thursday, and several students sitting exams were wounded in an explosion at a school, local activists said.

   

Rights groups urge Egypt's Sisi to spare six men on death row

altHuman rights groups urged Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to intervene by a Thursday deadline to commute the death sentences of six men convicted of killing a policeman, saying they had been kidnapped and tortured into confessing the crime.

   

Zambia transfers opposition leader back to a prison in capital

Hakainde Hichilema.Zambian prison authorities on Wednesday transferred an opposition leader who is charged with treason from a maximum security facility back to one in the capital following a court order by a magistrate.

   

Policeman in Egypt jailed 10 years for killing activist

Police in Egypt.In Egyptian criminal court on Monday sentenced a policeman to 10 years in prison for killing an activist during a march marking the fourth anniversary of a 2011 uprising.

   

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