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World AIDS Day – Everybody counts

World AIDS Day – Everybody counts

To complement the global World AIDS Day 2017 campaign which promotes the theme "Right to health", the World Health Organization will highlight the need for all 36.7 million people ...

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West Africa’s largest solar farm launched in Burkina Faso

West Africa’s largest solar farm launched in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is now home to West Africa’s biggest solar farm, a 33-megawatt plant located in the town of Zatubi, outside the capital Ouagadougou. Built at a cost of $56.7 million, ...

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World bodies meet – Emergency evacuation operation of Libyan slaves agreed

World bodies meet – Emergency evacuation operation of Libyan slaves agreed

An urgent evacuation plan has been devised for migrants facing abuse in Libyan detention camps. It was drawn up at an African Union-European Union summit in Ivory Coast. Libya's U ...

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New flag and anthem for Mauritania

New flag and anthem for Mauritania

The new flag has two red strips to symbolise the blood of patriots in the country’s struggle against their French colonisers. Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has unv ...

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Kenya’s president sworn-in as police block rival opposition meeting

Kenya’s president sworn-in as police block rival opposition meeting

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn-in for a second five-year term in front of a rapturous crowd on Tuesday as riot police sealed off an area where the opposition planned a ...

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Cost of hard currency in Zimbabwe falls as optimism takes essence

Cost of hard currency in Zimbabwe falls as optimism takes essence

The street price of hard currency in Zimbabwe has dropped more than 30 percent since Robert Mugabe was ousted as president last week. One U.S. dollar cost the equivalent of $1.30 ...

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Cameroon opposition wants national dialogue on ‘Anglophone crisis’

Cameroon opposition wants national dialogue on ‘Anglophone crisis’

A number of opposition politicians in Cameroon met in Bamenda, capital of the Northwest region to demand a cessation of government sanctioned arrests of people in the restive Angl ...

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Mnangagwa sworn in as president – Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa sworn in as president – Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose removal as vice president by Robert Mugabe led to the veteran leader's ouster, was sworn in as Zimbabwe's new president on Friday. "I Emmerson Dambudzo M ...

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What came out of ‘Operation Restore Legacy’ – Zimbabwe

What came out of ‘Operation Restore Legacy’ – Zimbabwe

A few days after the sacking of Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s top military general called for an immediate end to purges against former liberation war fighters in President Rober ...

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Rwanda decides to resettle 30,000 Africans enslaved in Libya

Rwanda decides to resettle 30,000 Africans enslaved in Libya

The Rwandan government has offered to take in thousands of African migrants trapped in Libya under enslaved conditions, its foreign ministry chief said on Wednesday. Louise Mushik ...

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