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U.N. extends South Sudan mission, U.S. reports renewed violence


UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council extended a peacekeeping mission in South Sudan on Friday until Aug. 12 as the United States warned that it had received "disturbing reports" of renewed violence in the south of the country.

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Zimbabwe court charges war veteran with insulting Mugabe 5:50pm BST

HARARE A Zimbabwean court on Friday charged a top official of a war veterans' group with insulting President Robert Mugabe after former independence fighters accused the ageing leader of ruining the once-promising economy.


OPEC oil output set to reach record high in July - survey 3:47pm BST

LONDON OPEC's oil output is likely in July to reach its highest in recent history, a Reuters survey found on Friday, as Iraq pumps more and Nigeria manages to export additional crude despite militant attacks on oil installations.

Two Kenyans sentenced to death for police murders before elections 1:44pm BST

MOMBASA, Kenya Two men accused of being members of a Kenyan secessionist group were sentenced to death on Friday for murdering four police officers on the eve of national elections in 2013.


South Sudan's new VP pours scorn on predecessor Machar, deepening rift 12:34pm BST

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Vodafone picks Accor executive as Africa, MidEast, Asia chief 10:26am BST

Vodafone Group Plc named Vivek Badrinath, deputy chief executive of French hospitality group AccorHotels , as the head of its business in Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific (AMAP).