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Kenya's striking doctors defy order to resume work

Union officials say they will wait for the conclusion of court-supervised resolution of the three months-long dispute.

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Sudan's Omar al-Bashir pardons 259 rebels

Move comes after insurgents released 125 soldiers who fought in Darfur conflict that killed 300,000 people since 2003.

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South Africa police probe heist at Johannesburg airport

Thieves posing as police allegedly intercepted security guards as they were transporting money to a waiting aircraft.

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ICC withdrawal revoked after court ruling: UN

UN treaty posts website notice saying that the South African government will no longer pursue ICC withdrawal.

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Antonio Guterres raises alarm as hunger crisis worsens

UN chief raises alarm during visit to drought-hit Somalia where half the population is battling hunger and disease.

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Strongest cyclone in 13 years hits Madagascar

Cyclone Enawo makes landfall in northeastern Madagascar, packing winds of up to 270 kilometres per hour.

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UN: South Sudan blocks desperately needed aid

Government restricts UN peacekeepers and creates obstacles to aid, humanitarian chief says, charges officials dispute.

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Zambians seeking food aid killed in stampede

At least eight killed as many affected by humanitarian crisis caused by severe regional drought scramble for handouts.

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UN chief: World must act to avert famine in Somalia

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres makes emergency visit as worsening drought leaves 6.2 million hungry.

malnourished children

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Soldiers killed in Mali attack as violence surges

Eleven killed and five wounded in attack on base near border with Burkina Faso, defence ministry says.

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