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UN plans action against Congo’s M23 rebels

UN plans action against Congo’s M23 rebels

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The UN Security Council intends to impose sanctions on the leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s M23 rebels and others violating an arms embargo on the country, the council said in a statement. “The Security Council expresses its intention to apply targeted sanctions against the leadership of the M23…

Darfur peacekeepers killed in ambush

Darfur peacekeepers killed in ambush

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At least four Nigerian peacekeepers in Sudan’s western Darfur region have been killed in an ambush, the UN-African Union Mission (UNAMID) says. The attack, which happened late on Tuesday, also wounded eight peacekeepers in the West Darfur state capital El-Geneina, the peace keeping force said on Wednesday. “The incident, which…

S Africa miners to resume work after pay rise

S Africa miners to resume work after pay rise

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Striking workers at South Africa’s Lonmin platinum mine say they will return to work on Thursday after accepting a pay rise of 22 per cent. The planned return to work, announced on Tuesday, will end more than five weeks of crippling and bloody industrial action that left at least 34…

South African police raid striking miners

South African police raid striking miners

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South African police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters at a platinum mine where 45 people were killed over a deadly wage dispute that erupted at the beginning of August. Saturday’s show of force followed a government threat to halt illegal protests and disarm strikers who…

Dozens killed’ in Sudan rebel clashes

Dozens killed’ in Sudan rebel clashes

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Clashes have erupted between Sudan’s army and rebels in the western Darfur region and in a southern state, killing dozens of people, including several civilians, the Sudanese military says. Civilians were among those killed in the latest violence, which took place on Thursday. The government of President Omar al-Bashir is…

Angola’s ruling party wins general election

Angola’s ruling party wins general election

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Angola President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’ nearly 33 years in power looks set to be extended after his ruling People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) party took 74.46 per cent of votes in national elections, according to provisional results The electoral commission said on Saturday that with 68…

Libya seizes tanks from pro-Gaddafi militia

Libya seizes tanks from pro-Gaddafi militia

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More than 100 tanks have been seized from a militia loyal to Libya’s ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi as authorities hunted the perpetrators of a double car bombing, the interior ministry has said. A ministry official said on Thursday that an investigation into the attacks on Sunday helped in detecting the militia which posed…

Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi died

Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi died

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Meles Zenawi, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, has died from a sudden infection while recovering from an undisclosed illness at a hospital abroad, state television said on Tuesday. Speculation that Meles, 57, was seriously ill grew after he failed to attend an African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa…

Tenth body found amid S Africa mine protests

Tenth body found amid S Africa mine protests

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Thousands of miners in South Africa, under the watchful eye of a scores of police units, have protested over poor work conditions and wages in the latest in a series of strikes to hit the mining industry. Protests continued on Tuesday at the Lonmin platinum mine near Marikana, a town…

Deadly church attack in central Nigeria

Deadly church attack in central Nigeria

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Gunmen have shot dead at least 19 people in a church in central Nigeria, an army official has said. Lieutenant Colonel Gabriel Olorunyomi told the AP news agency on Tuesday that the armed men had stormed a church building where worshippers had gathered to pray late on Monday in the…

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