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London Mining slipped into administration last week after it ran out of funds.

African Minerals chairperson looks to buy London Mining's Marampa mine

Wednesday 22 October 2014 15:31

African Minerals Ltd's Chairperson Frank Timis is looking to buy failed West African miner London Mining's iron ore mine in Sierra Leone from administration through his private company

African Minerals chairperson looks to buy London Mining's Marampa mine

Wednesday 22 October 2014 15:31

African Minerals Ltd's Chairperson Frank Timis is looking to buy failed West African miner London Mining's iron ore mine in Sierra Leone from administration through his private company

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Congo, UN troops fire live rounds amid protest against killings

Wednesday 22 October 2014 14:59

Congolese troops and United Nations peacekeepers fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of people protesting outside a U.N. base in the eastern Congolese town of Beni on Wednesday.

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Renamo sticks to its guns on vote rigging claims

Wednesday 22 October 2014 11:01

The main opposition party in Mozambique, Renamo, says it cannot retract its earlier statement that the fifth presidential and parliamentarian elections were rigged.

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Still no word when SA bodies will return from Nigeria

Wednesday 22 October 2014 10:38

There is still no news on when the bodies of more than 80 South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria will come home, a government spokesperson said on Wednesday.

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UN condemns top human rights official's expulsion from Congo

Wednesday 22 October 2014 05:47

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned the expulsion of the top UN human rights official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Sudan's Bashir chosen by ruling party as candidate for 2015 elections

Tuesday 21 October 2014 19:17

Sudan's ruling party chose President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Tuesday as its candidate for next year's presidential vote.

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Egypt court sets January 1 appeal date for Al Jazeera journalists

Tuesday 21 October 2014 18:51

An Egyptian court has set January 1 as the date for an appeals hearing for the three Al Jazeera journalists serving jail time in Egypt, the network said on Tuesday.

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Mozambique’s provincial election results sluggish  

Tuesday 21 October 2014 15:20

The election results for only six of Mozambique's 11 provinces have been released so far.

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Ramaphosa concludes short visit to Lesotho

Tuesday 21 October 2014 06:05

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded a short visit to Lesotho and will return to South Africa on Tuesday.

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Repatriation of Nigerian collapsed church victims imminent

Tuesday 21 October 2014 05:53

Synagogue Church of All Nations says the repatriation of bodies of South Africans who died in the Lagos church tragedy is imminent.

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