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Niger Delta militants call ceasefire after weekend losses

File photo©George Osodi/AP/SIPAA Nigerian militant group has announced a unilateral ceasefire in the Niger Delta after government forces killed five of its fighters and arrested 23 at the weekend.

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Zimbabwe: Traders threaten class suit against opposition, MDC-T planning Zanu-PF business boycott

Several protestors and journalists were assaulted as demonstrators marched peacefully to the capital's main police station in a demonstration dubbed Zimbabwe's former prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai could face an unlikely class action lawsuit from informal traders in Harare, who claim their businesses were looted and destroyed by protesters following protests fronted by the National Electoral Reform Agenda.

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Nigeria: Traditional leaders seek militants' release ahead of Niger Delta talks

Suspected members of the Niger Delta Avengers are seen as they are paraded by the Nigeria military after their arrest in the Nembe waters, Rivers, Nigeria, August 22, 2016. Photo©ReutersTraditional leaders in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta have demanded that authorities release youths arrested by the army before they will mediate in talks with militants who have been blowing up pipelines, a government official said.

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Egypt: Supply minister quits over wheat corruption scandal

Khaled Hanafi. Photo©Amr Abdallah Dalsh/ReutersEgypt's Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafi has resigned amid the highest-profile corruption case since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power in 2014.

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Riek Machar, South Sudan opposition leader in Khartoum for medical treatment

South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar. Photo©Mulugeta Ayene/AP/SIPASouth Sudan opposition leader, Riek Machar, is in Khartoum for medical treatment, Sudan's Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman told the state news agency SUNA on Tuesday.

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Ghana gives illegal gun owners amnesty ahead of polls

File photo©Felipe Dana/AP/SIPAGhana has given people with illegal firearms a 32-day ultimatum to hand over the weapons without the prospect of prosecution as the country gears for the December general elections.

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African countries threaten UN Security Council pull-out

Photo© Rick Bajornas/AP/SIPAAfrican countries are reportedly threatening to withdraw from the United Nations Security Council unless they are allocated a permanent seat.

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