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September, 2016

  • 6 September

    South Africa’s Tutu to undergo surgery as infection persists

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African anti-apartheid hero Desmond Tutu will have surgery on Wednesday to relieve an infection that has confined him to hospital since last month, his family said.

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  • 6 September

    African Union to mediate in Gabon election crisis

    LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - The African Union said on Tuesday it would send a delegation to Gabon to help resolve a post-election standoff between President Ali Bongo, whose family has ruled for a half century, and his main opposition rival that triggered deadly riots last week.

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  • 6 September

    Libyan forces report further progress against Islamic State holdouts in Sirte

    MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan forces said they had advanced against some of Islamic State's last holdouts in Sirte on Saturday as fighting resumed after several days of relative calm.

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  • 6 September

    Protesters urge S.Africa’s Zuma, top ANC leaders to quit party posts

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Members of South Africa's ANC chanted slogans outside its headquarters on Monday demanding President Jacob Zuma step down in a rare public show of anger in the ruling party after its worst election performance since the end of apartheid in 1994.

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  • 6 September

    Health ministry decision makes zero ergot Egypt’s new normal

    ABU DHABI/CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's health ministry banned wheat with any ergot fungus on Monday, a decision traders said signals the zero tolerance policy that wreaked havoc on the country's grain purchases earlier this year is back to stay.

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  • 6 September

    Ivory Coast evicts thousands of cocoa farmers to save forests

    MONT PEKO NATIONAL PARK, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - Before the morning mists had broken over Ivory Coast's Mont Peko National Park, thousands of newly homeless cocoa farmers and their families began to stir, fetching water and lighting cooking fires outside Sylvain Zongo's church at the forest edge.

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  • 6 September

    Ghana opposition woos voters with billon-dollar spending promise

    SALAGA, Ghana (Reuters) - The leader of Ghana's main opposition party, Nana Akufo-Addo, climbed from his car, picked up a microphone and made a bold election promise to give every constituency the equivalent of $1 million a year if his party wins power.

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  • 6 September

    Ethiopian activists demand news of jailed leaders after fire guts prison

    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian opposition activists have demanded news on the fate of six of their leaders and other inmates held in a high-security prison that was wrecked by a massive fire over the weekend.

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  • 6 September

    Gabon opposition leader urges general strike after disputed election

    LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon's opposition leader appealed on Monday for a general strike in response to what he said was a fraudulent re-election of President Ali Bongo, while the justice minister resigned over the government's failure to organise a recount.

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  • 6 September

    Zambia’s Lungu to be sworn in; opposition misses deadline for election challenge

    LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia will press on with swearing in its president, Edgar Lungu, for another five-year-term next week, after the opposition missed a deadline to challenge his re-election, a senior official said on Monday.

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  • 6 September

    Italy says 15 boat migrants died, 2,700 saved

    ROME (Reuters) - Fifteen bodies were recovered and more than 2,700 boat migrants rescued off the coast of Libya on Monday, the Italian coastguard said, in another day of mass departures from north Africa.

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  • 1 September

    Over 1000 arrested as post-election riots rage in Gabon – Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The Indian ExpressOver 1000 arrested as post-election riots rage in GabonThomson Reuters FoundationLIBREVILLE, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Three people were killed and up to 1,100 were arrested in Gabon on Thursday, the government said, in a second day of rioting over the announcement of President Ali Bongo's re-election and his main rival's accusation that ...Deadly Protests Shake Gabon After Allegations Of Election FraudNPRGabon's Bongo stands firm after riots

  • 1 September

    Man robbed and shot at Hillcrest Corner ATM

    The victim is believed to be a former policeman. A POLICE source has just confirmed another shooting that occurred today at a second local shopping centre, this time at Hillcrest Corner. It is believed a former policeman was withdrawing cash at an ATM, when he was approached by the armed …