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APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government has sent condolences to the people of Iran following the death of their former President, Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who was laid to rest in the Middle East country on Tuesday.

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APA-Kinshasa (DR Congo) — The Bakwanga mining company (MIBA), a joint Belgo-Congolese venture based in Mbuji-Mayi, in Kasai-Oriental province of central DR Congo, produced a gem of more than 87 carats, valued at more than US$6 million, the Congolese News Agency (ACP) announced, but without specifying the exact date on which the stone was discovered.

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APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta who arrived in India on Tuesday morning is expected to hold meetings with the executives of certain Indian firms, including Torrent Pharmaceuticals, Tata Motors and Infosys, where he will drum up support for Kenya as an attractive destination for Indian investors.

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APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — The Gambian supreme court deciding Jammeh’s fate today and a go-slow staged by workers of ArcelorMittal in Nimba County, dominate the headlines in the Tuesday, January 10 editions of Liberian newspapers.

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APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Senegalese authorities have on Monday arrested Bamba Fall, the mayor of Medina, over accusations including deliberate destruction of his Socialist Party offices in March last year.

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APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Health Minister David Parirenyatwa has called on Zimbabweans to avoid buying foodstuffs from street vendors following a typhoid outbreak that has claimed at least nine lives since late 2016.

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