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The guards were caught in the blast at the gate as they escorted UN personnel into the base, which is known as Halane.

Suicide bombers kill seven at peacekeeping base in Somalia

Tuesday 26 July 2016 14:16

Suicide bombers killed at least seven people as they tried to blast their way into the African Union's main peacekeeping base in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, police said.

Suicide bombers kill seven at peacekeeping base in Somalia

Tuesday 26 July 2016 14:16

Suicide bombers killed at least seven people as they tried to blast their way into the African Union's main peacekeeping base in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, police said.

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South Sudan's president replaces his rival Machar as deputy

Tuesday 26 July 2016 05:58

The move by President Salva Kiir to replace rival Riek Machar from vice presidency could undermine a peace deal agreed on last year.

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SPLM-IO appoints dismissed minister as vice-president

Monday 25 July 2016 21:13

A group of high-ranking members of the SPLM-IO movement of former rebel leader Riek Machar has appointed Taban Deng Gai as interim vice-president.

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UN human rights commission to visit South Sudan in September

Monday 25 July 2016 18:11

UNCHR plans to visit South Sudan & Ethiopia in September to hold meetings with government officials, opposition leaders, civil society, citizens, intergovernmental organisations and regional leaders.

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Survey identifies new potential Botswana beef export markets

Monday 25 July 2016 17:02

A new report by the Botswana Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP) says there is huge potential for Botswana beef exports into 11 more markets in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

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Mugabe facing his Waterloo?

Monday 25 July 2016 08:01

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe may be "facing his Waterloo" after his most loyal supporters, the veterans of the liberation war, abandoned him.

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Libya oil exports threatened as NOC warns against port deal

Sunday 24 July 2016 21:10

Libya's hopes to boost crude exports have been dealt a blow after the head of the NOC objected to a deal between the government and local guards to reopen key ports.

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Zimbabwe threatens "traitorous" war veterans after Mugabe attack

Sunday 24 July 2016 08:25

Zimbabwe's government denounced leading independence war veterans as traitors on Saturday for an unprecedented attack on aging President Robert Mugabe.

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Fourteen bodies found after 'execution' in Benghazi, Libya

Saturday 23 July 2016 21:08

Fourteen unidentified bodies with shot wounds to the head have been found in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a hospital official said on Friday.

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Former Algerian diplomat shares memories of Madiba’s visit

Saturday 23 July 2016 09:13

Former Algerian Ambassador Nouerddine Djoudi has shared some of his treasured memories of Nelson Mandela's visit to Algeria in 1962.

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