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South Sudan signs ceasefire deal with rebels

After weeks of little progress, South Sudan's government and rebels loyal to the former vice president finally agree to a truce in fighting. The deal is struck in Addis Ababa and is due to see an end to fighting within 24 hours. Also, Bangui's former mayor takes her oath as interim president. Catherine Samba Panza calls for warring militia to put down their weapons. And "bosses spend more on their dogs" - passionate words from union bosses in South Africa as platinum miners go on a wage strike.

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2016-07-27 Africa

DR Congo: Thousands welcome opposition leader Tshisekedi after two-year absence

After a two-year absence, the DRC's biggest opposition leader has returned to Kinshasa. Etienne Tshisekedi got a hero's welcome, as the country's political situation is expected...

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2016-07-25 South Sudan

South Sudan: President Salva Kiir names new vice president

In South Sudan, President Salva Kiir names a new vice president, replacing former rebel leader Riek Machar. Also, Abuja has witnessed recent attacks on its Christian community,...

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2016-07-21 South Africa

South Africa: Prosecutors seek longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius

In South Africa, prosecutors still have Oscar Pistorius in their sights. The Paralympian was sentenced to more jail time for the murder of his girlfriend earlier this month, but...

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2016-07-20 Libya

Three French soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Libya

Paris confirms that three French soldiers have been killed in an intelligence-gathering mission in Libya after their helicopter went down. Also, HRW accuses Kenyan security...

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2016-07-19 DR Congo

Nigeria: The difficulties of starting a new life in a refugee camp

The UN warns that around a quarter of a million kids are facing starvation in Borno state in Nigeria. Hundreds of people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency have starved to...

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