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US puts South African twin brothers on terror list

The United States on Tuesday added South African twin brothers accused of plotting attacks on the US embassy and Jewish institutions to its terror blacklist.

Tony-Lee Thulsie and Brandon-Lee Thulsie were arrested in South Africa in July 2016.

US puts South African twin brothers on terror list
US puts South African twin brothers on terror list

US puts South African twin brothers on terror list

The United States on Tuesday added South African twin brothers accused of plotting attacks on the US embassy and Jewish institutions to its terror blacklist.

Nigeria compares Myanmar crisis to Bosnia and Rwanda
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Nigeria compares Myanmar crisis to Bosnia and Rwanda

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari urged fellow leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to condemn Myanmar’s “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya people.
S.Africa model seeks to strip Mrs Mugabe of immunity
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S.Africa model seeks to strip Mrs Mugabe of immunity

The South African glamour model who accuses Zimbabwe’s first lady of battering her with an electrical plug launched a legal bid on Tuesday to have Grace Mugabe stripped of her immunity.
Louw set for Springbok recall as Kriel ruled out
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Louw set for Springbok recall as Kriel ruled out

England-based flanker Francois Louw could be recalled by embattled South Africa after Jaco Kriel was ruled out for up to six months having undergone shoulder surgery Tuesday.
Kenya’s chief justice condemns threats against judiciary
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Kenya’s chief justice condemns threats against judiciary

Kenya’s chief justice on Tuesday hit out at political leaders and their supporters over a wave of threats against his court, which annulled last month’s presidential election over widespread irregularities.
Nine stray elephants electrocuted in Botswana
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Nine stray elephants electrocuted in Botswana

Nine elephants were electrocuted in a freak accident in Botswana after one of them knocked into an electricity pole and the high-voltage power line fell on them, a local official said Tuesday.
Tanzanian newspaper suspended for ‘insulting president’
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Tanzanian newspaper suspended for ‘insulting president’

An independent Tanzanian newspaper has been suspended for two years, a government spokesman said Tuesday, accusing the publication of sedition and endangering national security.
US calls for probe into Ethiopia ethnic clashes
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US calls for probe into Ethiopia ethnic clashes

The United States on Tuesday urged Ethiopia to investigate deadly clashes between two of the country’s major ethnic groups that have caused tens of thousands to flee.
At least 25 dead in South Sudan oil state battle
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At least 25 dead in South Sudan oil state battle

An outbreak of fighting between government and rebel forces in South Sudan’s oil-producing north left at least 25 people dead, a state official said Tuesday.
US teen ‘unstoppable’ in fight for girl power in Africa
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US teen ‘unstoppable’ in fight for girl power in Africa

With braces on her teeth and sneakers on her feet, Zuriel Oduwole from Los Angeles may look like a typical American teen.
Sudan’s Bashir urges Darfur displaced to return home
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Sudan’s Bashir urges Darfur displaced to return home

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday urged those displaced by the conflict in Darfur to return home, saying the region had now recovered from a war that has killed tens of thousands.
S. Africa bowler injuries a problem for new coach Gibson
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S. Africa bowler injuries a problem for new coach Gibson

New South Africa coach Ottis Gibson was faced with what he described as a “crucial” problem at the start of his tenure — injuries to four leading fast bowlers.
Fuel shortage in Libya capital after fighters close pipeline
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Fuel shortage in Libya capital after fighters close pipeline

Libyans queued in long lines outside petrol stations in the capital Tripoli on Tuesday after fighters forced the closure of a fuel pipeline to the city.
17 bodies found in DR Congo eastern border lake
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17 bodies found in DR Congo eastern border lake

The bodies of 17 civilians apparently fleeing violence in the troubled North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo were found in Lake Edward, a local official said Tuesday.
UN human rights council urged to suspend Burundi
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UN human rights council urged to suspend Burundi

Burundi has experienced violent unrest for the past three years.
DR Congo opposition chiefs demand political change without Kabila
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DR Congo opposition chiefs demand political change without Kabila

The two main opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo have called for a political transition without President Joseph Kabila to prepare for long-delayed elections.
Grace Mugabe’s son splashes millions on two Rolls-Royces
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Grace Mugabe’s son splashes millions on two Rolls-Royces

Goreraza also allegedly boasted that his next vehicle, an Aston Martin, is due to arrive in Harare shortly.
Egypt’s Sisi meets Israeli PM at UN for first public talks
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Egypt’s Sisi meets Israeli PM at UN for first public talks

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu publicly for the first time in New York to discuss Middle East peace after US President Donald Trump said he would push for resuming stalled negotiations.
Ugandan military deploys around parliament, city centre
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Ugandan military deploys around parliament, city centre

MPs expressed concern over the deployment of armoured vehicles and military police at City Square in Kampala, and in the precincts of parliament.
French, Rwandan presidents hold rare meeting amid tense diplomatic ties
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French, Rwandan presidents hold rare meeting amid tense diplomatic ties

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has met with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in New York for rare talks, Kigali said Tuesday, as diplomatic ties remain icy over the 1994 genocide.
Zuma attends AU climate summit in New York
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Zuma attends AU climate summit in New York

The meeting takes place on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
Bangladesh bowler Rubel denied entry to South Africa
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Bangladesh bowler Rubel denied entry to South Africa

Pace bowler Rubel Hossain was prevented from boarding a flight to South Africa with the Bangladesh tour squad after the airline claimed he did not have immigration clearance, officials said Tuesday.
Congo must free jailed Talassa editor – CPJ
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Congo must free jailed Talassa editor – CPJ

Congo security services arrested Ghys Fortuné Dombé Bemba in Brazzaville earlier this year in January.
African children face food shortages at school
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African children face food shortages at school

Africa’s future generation is being short-changed by a shortage of funding to provide nutritional school meals, says the UN.
Egypt says Sisi met Israel PM at UN for first public talks
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Egypt says Sisi met Israel PM at UN for first public talks

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks, his office said on Tuesday.
Nigeria attacks pro-Biafra propaganda as curfew eased
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Nigeria attacks pro-Biafra propaganda as curfew eased

A dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed after clashes between pro-Biafra supporters and Nigerian security services was relaxed on Monday, as the government blasted social media ‘quacks and internet trollers’ for stoking tensions.

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