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Thu,23Nov2017

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South Africa celebrates 40th anniversary of Soweto Uprising amid biting youth unemployment

Photo©Themba Hadebe/AP/SIPAMillions of South Africans are on Tuesday commemorating the 40th anniversary of the youth uprisings in Soweto in 1976, where an estimated 600 school children and young people were killed by the apartheid government.

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EU to target Libyan arms smugglers in Mediterranean

Photo©AP/SIPAEuropean Union naval forces deployed to combat people trafficking in the Mediterranean Sea are to begin intercepting boats suspected of smuggling arms into Libya in a key expansion of the mission.

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Fears over Ethiopian and Eritrea war escalate

File Photo©FARAH ABDI WARSAMEH/AP/SIPAEthiopia and Eritrea have locked horns over who is to blame for recent border skirmishes amid fresh fears the two Horn of Africa countries could go into a full scale war.

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Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of unleashing cross-border attack

According to some estimates the 1998-2000 border war between Eritrea and Ethiopia claimed about 120,000 lives. STR/AP/SIPAEritrea claims Ethiopian forces crossed into its territory and "unleashed an attack" on Sunday, sparking fears the two countries could return to war.

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Nigeria - States of disrepair

President Muhammadu Buhari. Photo©Frank Augstein/AP/SIPANigeria's states are failing to deliver basic services - from healthcare to education, from security to transport infrastructure. And yet, they concentrate political power and resources that should allow them to deliver results.

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Mozambique's finance minister, Adriano Maleiane sacked by President Nyusi

No reason has been given for the dismissal of Mozambique's Minister of Economy and Finance Adriano Afonso Maleiane. Photo©Sait Serkan Gurbuz/AP/SIPAMozambique President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday fired Finance Minister Adriano Maleiane, who has been embroiled in more than two weeks of negotiations with Russia's VTB Bank over a late $178 million loan repayment.

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110 Al Shabaab fighters killed in foiled Somalia attack

File photo©Stuart Price/AP/SIPAThe African Union's peacekeeping force in Somalia said it repelled an attack by Islamist militant group al-Shabaab on Thursday, killing 110 of their fighters.

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