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Six children die during baptism in Zimbabwe

Six children die during baptism in Zimbabwe

The two boys and four girls who died in Zimbabwe were among nine children aged between one and nine who were taken for baptism by two members of an apostolic church. Six children ...

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Kenya legislators to investigate police cruelty, bans demonstrations

Kenya legislators to investigate police cruelty, bans demonstrations

On Tuesday, a member of parliament requested the house to establish a joint parliamentary select committee to investigate the rising events of police brutality. Kenyan lawmakers h ...

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Schoolkids imprisoned for scribbling Burundi president’s picture

Schoolkids imprisoned for scribbling Burundi president’s picture

Eleven teenage school children, aged between 14 and 19 years, from two secondary schools in the city of Muramvya province, have been jailed for scribbling on pictures of Burundi P ...

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Oil prices rise to seven-month high – African producers happy

Oil prices rise to seven-month high – African producers happy

Oil prices rose sharply on Monday, lifted by a plunge in the dollar that could spur demand. This follows the release of the weak U.S. jobs data on Friday, which offset losses for ...

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African trial of Chadian dictator Habré is a landmark against impunity

African trial of Chadian dictator Habré is a landmark against impunity

The sentencing in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré, to life in prison, was a landmark judgment in African – and potentially global – justice. After 26 years of ...

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SA and US fight over ambassador’s terror remarks

SA and US fight over ambassador’s terror remarks

The South African government’s international relations spokesperson Clayson Monyela has hit out at the US embassy on Twitter, saying its terror alerts caused “panic”. This comes a ...

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Angola marks World Environment Day with pledge to fight illegal wildlife trade

Angola marks World Environment Day with pledge to fight illegal wildlife trade

Angola yesterday kicked off global celebrations of World Environment Day with a pledge to combat the illegal trade in wildlife, which is part of wider global environmental crime, ...

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Nigeria Launches $1 Billion Ogoniland Clean-up and Restoration Programme

Nigeria Launches $1 Billion Ogoniland Clean-up and Restoration Programme

Nigerian Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, has set in motion a $1 billion clean-up and restoration programme of the Ogoniland region in the Ni ...

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Why Africa could do with a dose of punctuality and cleanliness

Why Africa could do with a dose of punctuality and cleanliness

There are two features of life on the African continent that are fundamentally deadly to socioeconomic development. These are lack of cleanliness and punctuality. There is plenty ...

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African proverb of the day 04/06/2016

African proverb of the day 04/06/2016

Life is like a shadow and a mist; it passes quickly by, and is no more. African proverb ...

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