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Uganda: New, old MPs split over age limit bill

Nearly an equal percentage of new and old MPs said they support or oppose the proposal to scrap the presidential age limit, meaning being a senior or newcomer in Parliament has no significant impact on voting decisions.

Zimbabwe seizes 200 kg of ivory destined for Malaysia

An illegal shipment of 200 kg (440 lb) of ivory destined for Malaysia has been seized at Zimbabwe’s main airport, an official said on Wednesday.

Egyptian singer jailed over banana video

A court in Egypt has reportedly jailed for two years a singer who appeared in a music video in her underwear while suggestively eating a banana.

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Mugabe flies to Singapore for annual holidays, first trip since ouster

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has left the country to Singapore. Reports indicate that the 93-year-old is taking his annual holidays.

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Oscar Pistorius hurt in prison fight

Former South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been hurt in a prison brawl, less than two weeks after his sentence for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was more than doubled.

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Release of child rapists in Tanzania condemned

The release of two musicians who were serving life sentences for the rape of primary school pupils is indicative of the Tanzanian president's "punitive" attitude towards children, a child rights activist has said.

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Tanzanian President pardons child rapists

Children's rights activists have condemned the pardon of two child rapists by the Tanzanian president.

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Central Africa Republic: The country with no teachers

The school teachers have quietly disappeared so now parents are going through crash courses to replace them.

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14 UN peacekeepers killed in DR Congo attack

At least 14 UN peacekeepers have been killed and 53 wounded in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Zuma to appeal ruling banning him from appointing prosecutions chiefs

President Jacob Zuma will appeal the judgment of the High Court in Pretoria, in which he was found to be too conflicted to appoint the national director of public prosecutions.

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Court sets aside appointment of Shaun Abrahams as prosecutions chief

President Jacob Zuma cannot appoint, remove or suspend the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP), a full bench of the High Court in Pretoria has ordered.

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Liberia elections: Court gives go ahead for run-off poll

Liberia's Supreme Court has ruled that evidence of fraud during October's first round of presidential elections was insufficient to merit a re-run.

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Human crisis in Congo 'worse than Syria'

Conflict has forced 1.7 million people to flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year, causing "a mega-crisis", aid agencies say.

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