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South Sudan lifts siege on ex-military chief's house

South Sudan has withdrawn troops and armoured vehicles surrounding the former army chief’s house, a military spokesman said, ending a weeklong standoff that raised fears of clashes in the war-torn country’s capital.

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Zuma's legal costs a new dispute in South Africa

South Africa's High Court reinstated the 783 charges last year and the Supreme Court upheld that decision in October.

Jacob Zuma

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Martha O'Donovan released from Zimbabwe jail on bail

Martha O'Donovan leaves maximum security prison in embassy vehicle, a day after she was granted bail in subversion case.

Martha O'Donovan

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Western armies face uphill battle in Africa's Sahel

Africa's Sahel region

Snipers from a new West African force lie prone on a rooftop in central Mali, scanning the horizon for Islamist fighters who have infiltrated this sparsely populated region south of the Sahara and made it a Launchpad for deadly attacks.

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Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe sacks Emmerson Mnangagwa

Emmerson Mnangagwa's removal for 'disloyalty' clears the decks for Grace Mugabe to succeed her husband as president.

Mnangagwa, Mugabe and Mphoko

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Supreme Court delays vote runoff amid fraud allegations

Vote scheduled for Tuesday delayed until voter fraud allegation by opposition party, which came third, is resolved.

peace mediation

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Fighting erupts in Congo's eastern city of Bukavu

Clashes break out after police tried to disarm Colonel Abbas Kayonga who was sacked from his post.

Bukavu

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US Africa Command conducts air strikes in Somalia

US says attacks were conducted in coordination with Somali government forces and targeted ISIL in country's northeast.

air strikes

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US citizen arrested over tweet 'insulting' Mugabe

Martha O'Donovan, who works for Magamba TV, could face more than 20 years of prison.

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One dead, two hurt in rare shooting in Marrakech

Moroccan authorities search for suspects after deadly confrontation in popular tourist area.

La Creme cafe

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A transcript of President Robert Mugabe's letter of resignation, as read by Zimbabwean parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda.

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