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At least a dozen Congo soldiers killed in east

KINSHASA At least a dozen soldiers were killed in Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile eastern borderlands where the army is battling Ugandan Islamist rebels, Congolese security and diplomatic sources said on Friday.

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Zimbabwe ruling party fires 11 Mugabe allies from parliament 7:01am GMT

HARARE Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party has fired from parliament 11 allies of former leader Robert Mugabe, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa continues a purge of officials that publicly supported his old boss and wife Grace.

South Africa's NUM union says branch leader at Lonmin unit shot dead 6:56am GMT

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Friday that its branch chairman at Eastern Platinum Mine, a unit of Lonmin, was shot by unknown assailants and subsequently died in hospital.


Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett killed in U.S. helicopter crash 18 Jan 2018

Exiled Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash in a remote northern part of the U.S. state of New Mexico, officials and his political party said on Thursday.


Egypt, Ethiopia leaders say Nile dam must not ruin relations 18 Jan 2018

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged on Thursday not to let differences over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile river ruin relations with Addis Ababa.

Zimbabwe fires more than 30 police commanders - state-owned Herald newspaper 18 Jan 2018

HARARE Zimbabwe has fired more than 30 senior police commanders as part of a process to clean up the image of the force, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported in its online edition on Thursday quoting unnamed police sources.