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    16-Sep-2017 to 17:00

    Death toll from Guinea town riot climbs

    APA - Conakry (Guinea) — Electricity supply has resumed in some districts of Boke, a mining town in Guinea, where two days of clashes between the police and demonstrators left two people dead and 78 others wounded.

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    14-Sep-2017 to 21:11

    Mauritania defends expulsion of US rights activists

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Mauritanian Minister of Culture and Crafts, Mohamed Lemine Ould Cheikh has sought to justify the expulsion of a team of US human rights activists, claiming their presence slated for September 8 to 15, was in violation of his country’s law.

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    12-Sep-2017 to 20:26

    S/Africans, Zuma pay tribute to Steve Biko 40 years on

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday led his nation in paying tribute to Black Consciousness Movement leader Steve Biko, following his brutal death at the hands of Apartheid police in a Pretoria jail 40 years ago.

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    11-Sep-2017 to 15:35

    Senegal Native selected as US Navy ‘Junior Sailor of the Quarter’

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — In what is being touted as “a great story about a Navy sailor” US Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Alioune Ndiaye, a mineman, and a native of Senegal, has been cited as Junior Sailor of the Quarter (being the Second Quarter 2017).

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    11-Sep-2017 to 15:34

    Four SADC countries have highest rape incidents in the world

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Swaziland, Botswana, Lesotho and South Africa have the highest cases of rape in the world, APA learnt on Monday.

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    10-Sep-2017 to 11:34

    Press awash with rumpus in ruling party over 2019 presidential candidate

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The controversy raging in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over its 2019 presidential election candidate was the main issue in Nigerian newspapers on Sunday.

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    09-Sep-2017 to 14:32

    Press reports on cholera in IDP camp, moves for Buhari’s re-election

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The outbreak of cholera in the camps of internally displaced persons in Nigeria’s North East, and talk of the country’s governors’ willingness to support President Muhammadu Buhari, should he want to seek re-election in 2019, was highlighted in many Nigerian newspapers on Saturday.

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