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Zimbabwe threatens 'traitorous' war veterans after Mugabe attack


HARARE Zimbabwe's government denounced leading independence war veterans as traitors on Saturday for an unprecedented attack on ageing President Robert Mugabe and vowed to identify its unnamed authors and put them on trial.

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Congo's Kabila issues pardons in effort to ease political tension 22 Jul 2016

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo's Joseph Kabila issued a raft of pardons on Friday, including to several pro-democracy activists detained after calling for the president to stand down.


Kenyan court jails ivory smuggler for 20 years 22 Jul 2016

MOMBASA, Kenya A Kenyan court on Friday sentenced a man to 20 years in jail and fined him 20 million shillings ($200,000) for ivory smuggling.

Up to 20 dead, around 40 wounded in northern Mali fighting 22 Jul 2016

BAMAKO Up to 20 people were killed and about 40 others were wounded in the northern Mali town of Kidal during two days of fighting between Tuareg rebels and pro-government militia fighters, health workers said on Friday.


Split appears in South Sudan opposition, threatening more turmoil 22 Jul 2016

JUBA A rift appeared in one of South Sudan's two main rival groups on Friday, raising the prospect of further turmoil after months of fighting, as members of one faction threatened to replace their leader.

Italy jails three Nigerian mafia 'subjects' of Cosa Nostra clan 22 Jul 2016

PALERMO, Italy An Italian court has jailed three members of a Nigerian crime gang in Palermo, Sicily, sentencing them to at least a decade in prison each for crimes including attempted murder.