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Zambian President Michael Sata dies in London


Zambian President Michael Sata has died at the age of 77 after receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, the government says.

President Sata, who was being treated in the UK, died in London's King Edward VII hospital on Tuesday night.

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Grace Mugabe confirms her presidential ambitions


Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe’s comments signify an escalation of the succession battle in Zanu PF ahead of the party’s elective congress in December and confirmed the long held public view that she was working with a faction led by Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, to stop Vice President Joice Mujuru, although she has presidential ambitions of her own.

She spoke glowingly of Mnangagwa.

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Two police officers fired for a kiss

When is it OK to kiss a colleague? Two Tanzanian police officers, whose kiss was widely shared on social media, have prompted a discussion about just that - and both have also lost their jobs.

A relationship with a colleague can throw up any number of complications, but the two young police officers in the picture may not have thought it would end their careers.

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Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Judge Thokozile Masipa, issuing the ruling in court in Pretoria, also gave Pistorius a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms charge.

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Tanzania: Two police officers fired for a kiss

When is it OK to kiss a colleague? Two Tanzanian police officers, whose kiss was widely shared on social media, have prompted a discussion about just that - and both have also lost their jobs.

A relationship with a colleague can throw up any number of complications, but the two young police officers in the picture may not have thought it would end their careers.

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Obasanjo: Time to invest in Africa is now

Former president of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo has urged investors to take advantage of investment opportunities in Africa now or regret later.

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Wife of Cameroon's Vice-Prime Minister freed by Boko Haram

Twenty-seven people including 10 Chinese workers held for months by suspected Boko Haram militants have arrived in Cameroon's capital.

The hostages were flown to Yaounde from the country's far northern region after being freed early on Saturday.

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Nigeria claims ceasefire deal with Boko Haram

ABUJA: Officials and campaigners on Saturday anxiously awaited further news about the fate of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls after Nigeria claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants to secure their release.

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Nigeria's President Jonathan 'could sue' over rich list

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has threatened to sue a website that had listed him as one of Africa's 10 richest leaders.

The richestlifestyle.com website ranked Mr Jonathan sixth on its list, claiming his net worth was about $100m (£62m).

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Oscar Pistorius 'has no money' says lawyer Barry Roux

The sentencing hearing of Oscar Pistorius has heard that the South African athlete has no money left, as both sides' final arguments were made.

Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide last month after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, but was cleared of murder.

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UN appoints Ebola crisis managers for three African countries

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointments of three persons as Ebola crisis managers as part of its international response to the epidemic that has claimed over 3,300 lives.

In a statement issued by the UN on Thursday, Marcel Rudasingwa of Rwanda has been appointed Ebola Crisis Manager for Guinea, Peter Jan Graaff of the Netherlands as Ebola Crisis Manager for Liberia and Amadu Kamara of the United States as Ebola Crisis Manager for Sierra Leone.

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