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  • Rwandan ex-army officer gunned down in Mozambique

    Révocat Karemangingo had been a lieutenant in the Rwandan army that was overthrown in 1994 by forces led by President Paul Kagame.In Mozambique he became a businessman and was not involved in politics, the leader of the refugee community said.The...

  • Guinea coup attempt: Soldiers claim to seize power from Alpha Condé

    They appeared on national TV claiming to have dissolved the government.However, the defence ministry said the attempted takeover had been thwarted by the presidential guard.This follows hours of heavy gunfire near the presidential palace in the...

  • Zambian President Hichilema inherits 'empty treasury'

    "People are still trying to make last-minute movements of funds, which are unauthorised, which are not theirs," President Hakainde Hichilema said.He defeated his rival Edgar Lungu in presidential elections last month.Mr Hichilema did not...

  • South Africa declines to host Afghan refugees

    “South Africa is already home to a substantial number of refugees and is seized with addressing their needs,” the Department of International Relations said in a statement.It said it had been requested to accommodate refugees who were in...

  • Covid: China rejects WHO plan for second phase of virus origin probe

    WHO head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called on China to be more co-operative about the early stages of the outbreak, including with audits of laboratories.Zeng Yixin, deputy health minister, said it showed "disrespect for common sense and...

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