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AFP

Heavy floods kill 17 in Morocco

Authorities in Morocco said heavy flooding in the south of the country killed at least 17 people with a further 18 missing after heavy rains.

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EPA

Run-off expected in Tunisia poll

Early indication from unofficial results points to a run-off to be held in late December.

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AP

100 killed in new DRC massacre

About 100 people were slaughtered last week in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the latest massacre to shake the restive region.

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Gambia urged to drop life sentence for gays
November 22 2014 at 12:26

Rights campaigners say the new Gambian criminal code could be used to target “repeat offenders” and people living with HIV.

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Tough task to identify Lagos dead
November 22 2014 at 11:24

Dr Munro Marx says degraded samples made it almost impossible for his team to match DNA.

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Plague kills 40 in Madagascar
November 22 2014 at 10:36

The WHO said that an outbreak of the plague has killed 40 people in Madagascar and there is a risk of the disease spreading.

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Guinea-Bissau launches first FGM prosecutions
November 21 2014 at 21:24

Guinea-Bissau will try six people for female circumcision in the west African nation's first prosecutions since the practice was outlawed.

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Ebola a wake-up call for Africa: Machel
November 21 2014 at 20:16

Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel said the Ebola epidemic had exposed the “extreme weakness” of African institutions.

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Teargas not cause of stampede: cops
November 21 2014 at 20:01

Harare - Police, late Friday, denied reports that teargas was fired into crowds of worshippers at a prayer rally in central Zimbabwe, causing a stampede that left 11 dead and 40 injured.

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Relatives identify Zim stampede victims
November 21 2014 at 18:59

Relatives were helping the police identify the victims of a church stampede in Zimbabwe's central mining town of Kwekwe.

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Botswana denies EFF ‘vendetta’
November 21 2014 at 17:04

The Botswana government does not have a vendetta against EFF members, Labour and Home Affairs Minister Edwin Batshu said.

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SADC observers for Namibia elections
November 21 2014 at 16:57

A group of SADC officials has arrived in Namibia to observe its elections and ensure adherence to democratic principles, the organisation said.

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Purge rumours grow in Zimbabwe
November 21 2014 at 14:56

Zanu-PF insiders believe several of Zimbabwe’s top security officials will be dismissed before the party’s elective congress.

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