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    • €414m raised for G5 Sahel force

      APA - Bamako (Mali) — A high-level donor conference on funding a joint G5 Sahel force ended in Brussels, Belgium on Friday with €414 million secured out of €423 million required for its operations.

    • Gabon recalls imported oil from local market

      APA - Libreville (Gabon) — The Gabonese government has recalled five brands of imported oil from the national market over wrong labelling, a statement from the country’s food safety agency revealed.

    • Juba: South African gets the death penalty

      APA-Juba (South Sudan) — A South African national accused of conspiracy against the government of Salva Kiir has been sentenced to death by hanging.

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    19-Feb-2018 to 13:11

    Mozambique garbage mudslide kills 17

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — At least 17 people have been confirmed dead and scores of others seriously injured after heavy rains triggered a mudslide at the Hulene garbage dump in the capital Maputo on Monday.

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    07-Feb-2018 to 12:26

    Ugandan officials suspended over alleged refugee funds fraud

    APA-Kampala (Uganda) — Four officials in the Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda have been interdicted, following a complaint of gross abuse of South Sudan refugees in Ugandan camps by the United Nations.

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    02-Feb-2018 to 11:30

    UN makes $3b+ appeal as S/Sudan is set to become Africa’s largest refugee crisis

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, and the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, have launched a funding appeal for US$1.5 billion to support refugees fleeing the worsening humanitarian situation in South Sudan, and for US$1.7 billion for people in need in the country during 2018.

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    01-Feb-2018 to 10:41

    Mozambique: 16 people feared dead after boat sinks in port city

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — At least 16 people are missing off the coast of Quelimane in Mozambique's central province of Zambezia, after a boat capsized and sank early on Thursday, APA can report.

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    30-Jan-2018 to 10:15

    Armyworms invade Mozambique's Tete province

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The provincial director of agriculture in Mozambique's western Tete province, Jose Mendonca, has said a suspected outbreak of armyworms spread to his region and is causing “considerable crop damage, APA can report on Tuesday.

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    25-Jan-2018 to 09:52

    Weather experts warn of heat wave across SADC

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is experiencing a heat wave and the general public should take precautionary measures to avoid heat-related illnesses, meteorology experts at the organisation’s secretariat based in Botswana have warned.

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    25-Jan-2018 to 09:14

    'Day Zero' fast approaching for dam levels in S/Africa's Cape Town - Official

    APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — The South African city of Cape Town’s water taps are expected to run dry sooner than anticipated following a drop in dam levels this week, bringing ‘Day Zero’ closer, a senior city official has said.

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