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Fighting returns to capital of Ethiopia's Amhara region

Ethiopian government forces battled militiamen in the capital of the Amhara region, Bahir Dar, the regional administration and residents said, in the first fighting there since the early days of the conflict last year.

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Tunisia raises drinking water prices

Tunisia has raised its drinking water prices by up to 16%, the official gazette said this Friday, in response to a drought that has lasted five years.

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Kenya, Haiti sign agreement allowing police deployment

Kenya and Haiti signed a security deal that Nairobi hopes will satisfy a domestic court's objections to its plan to send 1 000 police officers to lead a UN-approved mission aimed at tackling gang violence in the Caribbean nation.

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Two more SANDF members lose their lives in DRC

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF), has confirmed the deaths two more of its members who were deployed as part of the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO).

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New HIV prevention injection now accessible to some South Africans

A new HIV prevention injection is now accessible to some South Africans as part of a pilot project.

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SA opposition to unveil election manifesto

South Africa’s 5th largest party, the Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus), is launching its election manifesto in Gauteng province, Pretoria this morning.

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SA condemns Israel over deaths of Palestinians awaiting aid

South Africa said the killing of Palestinians awaiting aid in Gaza breached the World Court's provisional orders in a legal case in which Pretoria has accused Israel of committing genocide in the coastal enclave.

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Rocky start set WTO talks up for minimal results

It was billed as the "reform ministerial" that could lay a platform for updated global trading rules fit for modern challenges, from climate change to rising agricultural and industrial subsidies.

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Senegal President condemns violent attack against journalist

Senegal's President Macky Sall this Friday condemned a violent knife attack on a prominent female journalist and director of a private television station.

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Blocking aid to Sudan could be a war crime: UN Rights Chief

The United Nations Human Rights Chief this Friday said that the apparent deliberate denial of safe access for humanitarian agencies within war-torn Sudan could amount to a war crime.

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