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Niger tells G7 to urgently 'put out Libyan cauldron', do more on aid


TAORMINA, Italy Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou called on the leaders of the Group of Seven nations to take urgent measures to end the Libyan crisis and derided them for not keeping to aid promises to fight poverty in West Africa's poorest regions.

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Ethiopia gives journalist 18-month jail term for subversion 26 May 2017

ADDIS ABABA An Ethiopian journalist was sentenced on Friday to 18 months in prison on charges of subversion, his lawyer said, but is expected to be freed within a week as he has been in jail since his arrest in late 2015.


Frequent flier Mugabe racks up the air miles - and dollars 26 May 2017

HARARE Despite his advancing years and increasing frailty, 93-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe shows few signs of losing his love for foreign travel, a predilection that is costing his cash-strapped country dear.


Zuma says not against anti-graft probe as ANC grandees gather 26 May 2017

JOHANNESBURG South African President Jacob Zuma said on Friday he was not against setting up an inquiry into claims of corruption in his government, after the ruling ANC denied a report it would this weekend discuss his removal as party head.

South Africa's Zuma appoints first woman to head court of appeal 26 May 2017

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has appointed Justice Mandisa Maya as the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, the president's office said on Friday, making her the first woman to occupy the position.


Exclusive - Signs of more trouble in Ivory Coast as hidden hand saves mutineers 26 May 2017

ABIDJAN When a rag-tag group of soldiers launched a mutiny in Ivory Coast earlier this month, it looked like they were doomed. A column of elite troops quickly descended to put the mutiny down. The rebels were running out of ammunition and the armouries had been locked.

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