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31 October 2014
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Mugabe to set up commission to probe factions dividing party
ZIMBABWE
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will set up a commission to probe allegations of factionalism threatening to divide his ZANU-PF party ahead of an elective congress in December, the party...
Updated 46 minutes ago
 
 
SA cities were designed to exclude – Tau
TOWN PLANNING
Cities in South Africa were designed to exclude and segregate, posing a challenge to town planning and bringing citizens closer to urban amenities, Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau said on Friday....
Updated 51 minutes ago
 
 
Protesters in Burkina Faso call for Compaore to step down
BURKINA FASO
Hundreds of protesters marched in the capital of Burkina Faso on Friday demanding that President Blaise Compaore step down, a day after the military dissolved parliament and announced a...
Updated 1 hour 12 minutes ago
 
 
China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia
EBOLA
China will dispatch an elite unit from the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the...
Updated 1 hour 16 minutes ago
 
 
Burkina president rejects opposition calls to step down after violence
BURKINA FASO
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore said on Thursday he would stay in power at the head of a transitional government until after elections, rejecting opposition calls for him to step down...
Updated 3 hours ago
 
 
West Africa's ECOWAS warns against Burkina coup, calls for talks
BURKINA FASO
West African regional bloc ECOWAS said on Thursday that it would not accept any party seizing power through non-constitutional means during Burkina Faso's political crisis. The warning came as...
Updated 3 hours ago
 
 
Thousands flee as Boko Haram seizes northeast Nigerian town
NIGERIA
Islamist Boko Haram militants have seized control of the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi, killing dozens of people and forcing thousands to flee, witnesses said. The insurgents stormed Mubi on...
Updated 3 hours ago
 
 
Sex and labour child trafficking on rise in Kenyan cities – experts
TRAFFICKING
Trafficking of Kenyan children from impoverished villages to towns and cities for domestic labour, sex work and to beg is on the rise, experts said, with most victims being adolescent girls....
Updated 3 hours ago
 
 
 
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