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{FD} South Africa’s president replaces finance minister

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South Africa’s president has replaced his finance minister in an expected move that had spooked investors this week and sent the currency tumbling. Continue reading

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{FD} G7 culture ministers discuss threat of cultural trafficking

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During their first formal meeting ever, Group of Seven industrialized nations culture ministers have discussed the looting and trafficking of cultural treasures by extremist organizations. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Brazil lawmaker who led impeachment guilty of corruption

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A judge has sentenced the former congressman who led impeachment proceedings against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to 15 years in a corruption scheme at state-run oil giant Petrobras. Continue reading

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{FD} South African opposition parties aim at President Jacob Zuma

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South Africa’s two main opposition parties took aim at President Jacob Zuma with one appealing to the highest court to order impeachment proceedings and the other announcing it will launch a parliamentary vote of no confidence in the president. Continue reading

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{FD} Kenya arrests 3 alleged human traffickers for Islamic State

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A Kenya police official says they have arrested three alleged international human traffickers who are suspected of smuggling recruits for the Islamic State and helping to finance the group. Continue reading

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{FD} Hundreds missing in Boko Haram’s biggest abduction of kids

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Human Rights Watch says hundreds of children remain missing while officials refuse to acknowledge the largest-ever mass abduction of Nigerian schoolchildren by Boko Haram Islamic extremists. Continue reading

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{FD} Nigeria summons Indian diplomat over attacks on students

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Nigeria’s official news agency says the foreign ministry has called in India’s top diplomat to protest attacks on African students and demand arrests and prosecutions of perpetrators. Continue reading

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{FD} Ethiopia extends state of emergency by 4 months

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Ethiopian lawmakers have voted to extend the state of emergency declared six months ago for an additional four months. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: US warns against travel to Congo

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The Latest on the deaths of an American and a Swedish investigator for the United Nations in Congo (all times local): ___ 7:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Congo to probe deaths of American, Swede

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Congo’s government says it will investigate the deaths of an American and a Swedish expert for the United Nations and their interpreter. Continue reading

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{FD} Moody’s sees Egypt’s economy growing but reforms slipping

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Ratings agency Moody’s says the economic picture for Egypt is improving, but that “mounting public discontent” will likely lead it to slow reforms undertaken to secure a bailout from the international Monetary Fund. Continue reading

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{FD} American found dead in Congo: Haley says group ‘killed senselessly’

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The American and Swedish United Nations investigators whose bodies turned up in a shallow grave in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were “killed senselessly,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley reacted Tuesday, as the investigation i… Continue reading

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{FD} Lab opens at Egypt’s pyramids to restore pharaonic boat

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Egypt is inaugurating its largest on-site antiquities laboratory, to restore the second ceremonial boat of Pharaoh Cheops, known for building the largest of Egypt’s iconic pyramids. Continue reading

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{FD} Somalia lawmakers approve new cabinet after challenge

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Somalia’s parliament has endorsed the country’s new cabinet, a victory for the prime minister after more than 100 legislators challenged his nominations last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Somalia’s drought once again has thousands on the move

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Tears fill Sahra Muse’s eyes as she stares at her severely malnourished son, his thin arms crossed over his bloated stomach. Continue reading

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{FD} South Africa’s Zuma is asked to miss activist’s funeral

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President Jacob Zuma says he is not attending the funeral of a South African apartheid-era leader after Ahmed Kathrada’s family asked him to stay away. Continue reading

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{FD} Sweden: UN, Congo must investigate deaths of Swede, American

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Sweden’s prime minister says the United Nations and Congo must investigate after three bodies, including those of Swedish and American investigators with the United Nations, were found in central Congo. Continue reading

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{FD} Chinese demand for elephant ivory drops, new report says

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A leading elephant conservation group says the price of ivory in China has dropped as the country moves toward a ban on the legal trade of ivory this year. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: UN to conduct inquiry into experts’ deaths

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The latest on the discovery of the bodies of an American and a Swedish U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Bodies of American, Swedish UN experts found in Congo

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The bodies of an American and a Swedish investigator with the United Nations and their Congolese interpreter have been found in Congo’s Central Kasai province, authorities said Tuesday, more than two weeks after they disappeared while looking into rece… Continue reading

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{FD} Syrian man, 25, found hanged in Greece with political asylum papers still on him

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A 25-year-old man, with his political asylum documents still on him, was found hanged near a port in Athens. Continue reading

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{FD} Ivory Coast court finds ex-president’s wife not guilty

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An Ivory Coast judge says former first lady Simone Gbagbo has been found not guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Trump envoy holds talks on Mideast peace efforts

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The Latest on the Arab Summit (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Sudan president, sought by ICC, welcomed by Jordan’s king

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Sudan’s president, sought by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges, has been welcomed in Jordan despite calls by human rights groups to deny him entry. Continue reading

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{FD} Ethiopia sends 16 to prison for trying to create new state

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An Ethiopian court has sentenced 16 people to prison after finding them guilty of trying to create a separate state in the tense Oromia region. Continue reading

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{FD} Congo finds 2 Caucasian bodies in area where UN experts lost

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Congo’s government says the bodies of two Caucasians and a Congolese have been found in the Central Kasai region where two U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel warns citizens against visiting Egypt’s Sinai

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Israel has issued a severe travel warning to its citizens advising against visiting Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Continue reading

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{FD} South African finance minister pulled from overseas tour

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South Africa’s finance minister returned to Johannesburg on Tuesday after being abruptly ordered to pull out of a trade promotion trip to Britain and the United States, fuelling investor fears that he is about to be fired by President Jacob Zuma. Continue reading

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{FD} Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

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The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world’s… Continue reading

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{FD} South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies, 87

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Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail — many of them alongside Nelson Mandela — for acts of sabotage against South Africa’s previous white minority government, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning at 87. Continue reading

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{FD} Italy, Greece reach migrant saturation point, Italy says some NGO boats work with smugglers

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The two southern European countries that absorb nearly all boat-borne refugees from North Africa and Turkey are taking steps to halt the arrivals, with both saying they have reached their limit. Continue reading

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{FD} Nigerian governor jailed for corruption on bail

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A former Nigerian governor sentenced to five years’ jail for corruption has been granted bail to seek medical care after just 20 days in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Six killed in plane crash near Zimbabwe-Mozambique border

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A small plane crashed Monday near the border between Zimbabwe and Mozambique, killing all six people on board. Continue reading

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{FD} South African man, 22, in court for axe murder of his family

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A 22-year-old South African man appeared in court Monday on charges of murdering three members of his family with an axe in their home outside Cape Town in January 2015. Continue reading

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{FD} 31 militants killed in attack by Kenya’s military in Somalia

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Kenya’s military says it has killed 31 al-Shabab extremists in a raid in Baadhade district in southern Somalia. Continue reading

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{FD} Death toll in attack on South Sudan aid workers rises to 7

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The death toll of an attack on aid workers in South Sudan has risen to seven, with the news that the driver also died. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Jordan says Arabs must unite to address crises

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The Latest on the Arab Summit held in Jordan (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Nigeria and Poland seek to develop economic, military ties

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The foreign minister of Nigeria is in Poland in an effort to develop economic, military and security ties with the fast-growing economy in central Europe. Continue reading

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{FD} Sudan’s al-Bashir to attend Jordan summit despite warrant

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Sudan’s official news agency says President Omar al-Bashir will attend Wednesday’s Arab Summit in Jordan, despite a long-standing warrant for his arrest by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt sentences 56 in migrant boat disaster case

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An Egyptian court has sentenced 56 defendants in the case of a boat carrying migrants that capsized off the coastal city of Rosetta in September, killing more than 200 people. Continue reading

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{FD} UN official says 6 aid workers killed in South Sudan

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{FD} With eye toward Trump, Arab leaders to seek consensus

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With an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common positions and possible leverage as President Donald Trump weighs his approach toward the region. Continue reading

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{FD} Moroccan premier forms government, ending 5-month crisis

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Morocco’s new Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani has succeeded in building a governing coalition, ending a five-month political deadlock after just eight days in office. Continue reading

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{FD} East African bloc: Members to allow Somali refugees to work

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East Africa’s regional bloc says it gradually will allow the hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees sheltering in its countries to work and will include them in planning efforts. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 soldiers dead as armed men attack northern Mali army base

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Local officials in Mali say three soldiers have been killed and four others injured in an attack by armed men on a military post in the country’s north. Continue reading

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{FD} Somalia’s proposed new cabinet challenged by lawmakers

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Somalia’s parliament speaker is urging the new prime minister to review his proposed cabinet after 105 lawmakers presented a petition calling for changes. Continue reading

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{FD} Congolese militia decapitates more than 40 police: Officials

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A local official says a Congolese militia group has decapitated 42 policemen after ambushing them in Central Kasai province, which has seen a spike in deadly violence in recent months. Continue reading

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{FD} Rape reaches ‘epic proportions’ in South Sudan’s civil war

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After months of being raped by her rebel captors in the middle of South Sudan’s civil war, the young woman became pregnant. Held in a muddy pit, sometimes chained to other prisoners, she later watched her hair fall out and her weight plummet. But the c… Continue reading

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{FD} Roadside bomb kills 3 policemen in Egypt’s Sinai

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Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb planted by suspected Islamic militants has hit a police armored vehicle in the north of the Sinai peninsula, killing three members of the security forces. Continue reading

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{FD} Police clash with anti-Christian mob in southern Egypt

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Police have used tear gas to disperse an angry mob of Muslims approaching Christian homes in southern Egypt. Continue reading

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