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Kenyan doctors' union officials jailed over strike

Doctors' union cancels government talks after officials are hit with 30-day jail term over strike at public hospitals.

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Six journalists arrested over 'false news' on mutiny

Journalist and media owners held for 'spreading false information' about a mutiny by security forces, officials say.

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Guterres defends choice of Palestinian as Libya envoy

UN chief says former Palestinian PM Fayyad was 'the right person for the right job at the right moment'.

Antonio Guterres

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Amnesty accuses Tunisia security forces of abuses

Tunisia denies policy of torture by state forces after group says rise in 'brutal tactics' threatens democratic reforms.

Tunisia's security forces

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US moves to block Salam Fayyad as UN Libya envoy

United States says acting in the interests of Israel as it objects to appointment of former Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.

Salam Fayyad

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UN: Refugees from South Sudan cross 1.5m mark

UNHCR appeals to government and rebels to find political solution to crisis as more than 1.5 million flee country.

South Sudanese refugees

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MPs brawl as Zuma delivers state of nation speech

Chaos erupts in parliament as security forces drag opposition MPs trying to interrupt president out of the chamber.

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Kenya court quashes government order to close Dadaab

Kenya's high court declares government order to close world's biggest refugee camp "null and void".

Dadaab

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Zimbabwe: 'Unfit to rule' case against Mugabe dismissed

Constitutional court rejects case questioning president's fitness to lead the country, but opposition vows to appeal.

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Abdullahi Mohammed Farmaajo declared Somalia president

Incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud concedes defeat after two rounds of voting and congratulates new leader.

Abdullahi Mohammed Farmaajo

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