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Equatorial Guinea: Criminals must know they can be killed – President warns

The President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema has said cases where criminals are killed should not be sent to court because criminals should know they could be killed for their actions. The oil-rich African country has been suffering from a spate of criminal activity on the back of an …

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British ranch owner killed in Kenya land invasion crisis

A British man has been shot dead on his ranch in central Kenya, a local official said on Sunday, blaming heavily armed herders responsible for land invasions in the area. Thousands of herders – some armed with spears, others with AK47s – have invaded private ranches and wildlife parks with …

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South Africa spokesperson refuses English interview

A row has broken out in South Africa after a government official refused to conduct a radio interview in English. Lumka Oliphant was invited to discuss a crisis over social security payments, amid fears that millions of vulnerable people could be cut off next month when a government contract expires. …

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UN council addresses crisis in Lake Chad region

A delegation of the United Nations Security Council visiting the Lake Chad region held a press conference on Sunday in Niger to try to address a crisis that’s been described as one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. The 15-member delegation hopes to draw global attention to the emergency affecting …

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Liberia: After surviving Ebola, Salome Karwah dies giving birth

In November 2014, Salome Karwah of Liberia graced the cover of Time magazine as a symbol of strength and humanity after surviving Ebola and using her experience to help others with the virus. But last month, Karwah died shortly after giving birth to her fourth child – and her husband …

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Zambia: 8 dead, 28 injured in stampede for free Church food

Zambian police have confirmed the death of eight people and injuries sustained by 20 others during a stampede after a church event in the capital, Lusaka. The stampede occurred when organizers of a prayer event, started distributing free food parcels to the crowds that had attended the event – an …

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