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Head of Egyptian rights group held in solitary confinement – lawyers

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The director of a prominent Egyptian rights group was held in solitary confinement and inhumane conditions for three days after his arrest last week,...

Congo warlord sentenced to life for war crimes

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A military court handed a life sentence on Monday to militia commander Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka for war crimes including murder, sexual slavery and child...

Nigerian general dismisses bloody Lagos protest videos as fake

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A judicial panel investigating claims that Nigerian soldiers shot dead peaceful protesters in Lagos viewed videos on Saturday appearing to show people hurt or...

US donates 40-bed field hospital to support South Africa’s COVID-19 response

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A $1.4 million, 40-bed field hospital donated to South Africa by the United States has been set up in Mahikeng, the capital of the...

In Burkina Faso, voters left voiceless amid escalating violence

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Djeneba Sawadogo was making a cake when she heard a noise she did not recognise - a series of sharp cracks that rang across...

Zimbabwe court frees journalist charged with obstructing justice

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Zimbabwean journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin’ono was freed on bail on Friday after being arrested two weeks ago on charges of obstructing justice. Chin’ono’s...

A group of villagers, a migrant boat and a deadly end in Senegal

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Seven neighbours from a village in western Senegal boarded a fishing boat crammed with migrants just after midnight on 26 October. Their destination: Europe,...

Army patrol discovers 29 bodies in eastern Congo

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A military patrol has discovered 29 bodies in a region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where civilians are facing a sharp rise in...

Nigeria convicts family of sex traffickers with rare jail sentence

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Nigeria has jailed three family members for forcing a teenager into prostitution in Russia, the country’s anti-trafficking agency said on Tuesday, as officials and...
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‘Full-scale’ humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ethiopia: UN

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A major humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Ethiopia, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday, with more than 27 000 people now having...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...
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