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Fighting forces Tripoli airport to close – again

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Libya closed the only functioning airport in Tripoli again after rockets were fired in its direction, officials said, days after flights resumed...

Tripoli airport closed

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Libya closed the only functioning airport in Tripoli after rockets were fired in its direction, the airport said, five days after flights...

Virunga National Park closed until next year

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Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park, closed last month after the ambush of a tourist group that left a ranger dead,...

Virunga Park closed to visitors

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Rangers stopped tourists entering Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park during investigations into the kidnapping of two Britons. Gunmen ambushed Robert Jesty,...

Teargas used to disperse Kenyan crowd outside TV station

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Kenya police fired teargas to disperse a crowd of more than 100 demonstrators demanding government reopen three private television channels it shut...

Sudan closes border with Eritrea

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Sudan closed its border with Eritrea a week after President Omar al-Bashir announced a six month state of emergency in Kassala and...

Fighting shuts down Libya’s Mitiga airport

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Civilian flights were suspended for several hours at the Libyan capital's Mitiga airport on Monday and Tuesday as rival armed groups clashed...

University of Nairobi closed

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Administrators closed Kenya's oldest university on Tuesday, citing fears for student safety in a planned protest over police beatings at a campus...

Tanzania shuts down another “days numbered” newspaper

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Tanzania's government closed a critical newspaper for the second time in three months, banning the weekly MwanaHalisi for two years after accusing...

Gas pipeline to Libya’s Wafa oilfield closed

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An armed group again blocked gas pipelines from Libya's Wafa oilfield to a local power plant and the Mellitah gas export terminal...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...