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    03-Jan-2017 to 08:18

    Mozambique ceasefire to be extended by two months – President

    — Mozambique’s government forces and militias linked to the opposition Renamo have agreed to extend a shaky ceasefire by another two months, President Filipe Nyusi said on Monday.

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    30-Dec-2016 to 08:17

    US expresses hope for effective ceasefire in Mozambique

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The US embassy in Maputo has expressed hope that the temporary cessation of hostilities that has been in force since Wednesday will become permanent and that it will serve as the first step to lasting peace in Mozambique.

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    28-Dec-2016 to 17:53

    Ecowas Standby Force authorized to intervene in Gambia

    APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Leaders of the West African regional grouping have officially authorized a so-called Ecowas Standby Force (ESF) to intervene militarily in The Gambia and enforce the outcome of a presidential election earlier this month if defeated President Yahya Jammeh refuses to give up power when his mandate expires on January 18.

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    28-Dec-2016 to 10:06

    S/Africa: Zuma denies demanding religious leaders to be apolitical

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — President Jacob Zuma has denied that he issued demands to the country's religious leaders to remain apolitical during the annual Twelve Apostles' Church in Christ International Thanksgiving Day celebrations in Durban earlier this month, the Presidency said on Wednesday.

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    28-Dec-2016 to 10:00

    South African CEO fired over racism rant on social media

    APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — A white South African businessman in Middleburg has been forced to resign from his post as a chief executive officer of his company, Hattech, after making a racist rant on Facebook, press reports said on Wednesday.

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    28-Dec-2016 to 09:55

    Christmas weekend claims11 lives in Swaziland

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — At least 11 people died in Swaziland under various circumstances on the Christmas weekend, the police announced on Wednesday.

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    27-Dec-2016 to 19:49

    Gambia: State media's fans club to hold conference on country's political impass...

    APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The Gambia Radio and Television (GRTS) affiliated social group, dubbed '' GRTS Fans Club'' is poised to organise a public conference on the current ''worrying'' political situation in The Gambia, APA learns here on Tuesday.

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