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DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Lawyers representing a prominent Tanzanian journalist demanded on Wednesday that authorities who have charged him with financial crimes conclude their investigations and release him if they lack evidence.

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GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's army said on Wednesday it had killed Sylvestre Mudacumura, the commander of a Rwandan Hutu militia who is wanted by the International Criminal Court.

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HARARE (Reuters) - Striking Zimbabwean doctors said on Wednesday they were being threatened with death and suspected state security agents were pressuring them after police blocked their second protest march over the disappearance of their union leader.

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MONROVIA (Reuters) - A fire at an Islamic school in Liberia has killed at least 27 children, police said on Wednesday.

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - A lawyer for victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 said on Tuesday he wants Boeing Co and the U.S.

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Law professor Kais Saied and detained media mogul Nabil Karoui won most votes in the first round of Tunisia's presidential election and will contest a runoff vote, the independent electoral commission said on Tuesday.

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ALGIERS (Reuters) - Hundreds of Algerians marched on Tuesday against an election called for December, chanting "we will not vote until the regime men are removed".

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(Reuters) - A boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of Tunisia on Tuesday drowning at least two people with nine rescued and another 14 missing, a coastguard official said.

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TUNIS (Reuters) - With more than half the votes counted in a presidential election, Tunisians have delivered a political earthquake by rejecting established leaders for a little known law professor and a media mogul jailed on suspicion of tax evasion.

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THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Monday said her office would appeal the acquittal of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo.

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PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - Italian prosecutors on Monday ordered the arrest of three people suspected of torturing migrants in a detention centre in north-west Libya.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt says Ethiopia has "summarily rejected" its plan for key aspects of operating a giant dam the East African nation is building on the Nile, while dismissing Ethiopia's own proposal as "unfair and inequitable".

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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African soldiers will patrol gang-ridden Cape Town streets for an extra six months after President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday extended their deployment to the end of March 2020.

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian voters appear to have up-ended their nation's politics in Sunday's presidential election, rejecting established leaders for two outsiders with 39% of votes counted.

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HARARE (Reuters) - Hundreds of Zimbabwean doctors protested in central Harare on Monday over the disappearance of the leader of their union, but riot police blocked them from marching to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's office.

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Two political outsiders appear to have stunned Tunisia's political establishment, claiming victory after Sunday's first round of a presidential election.

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ZANZIBAR CITY, Tanzania (Reuters) - Zanzibar's traditional healers with their toolkits of herbs, holy scriptures and massages are being registered by authorities keen to regulate the practitioners who treat everything from depression to hernias.

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ABUJA/MAIDUGURI, Reuters (Reuters) - When Islamic State gunmen stormed the northeast Nigerian town of Magumeri on the night of August 21, they had free rein.

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Two political outsiders said they believed they had advanced to the second round of Tunisia's presidential election on Sunday, citing exit polls, though no official results have been announced.

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians lined up to choose from a diverse field of candidates on Sunday, in an unpredictable election for a new president at a time of economic pain in the young democracy.

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BOSASSO (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates no longer plans to establish a military airport in Somaliland and the facility currently being built will be turned into a civilian airport, the region's president said.

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy's economic ills dominating the agenda.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday allegations of corruption within the army and government were "lies and slander", in his first public response to graft accusations that have gone viral online.

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy's economic ills dominating the agenda.

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KINSHASA (Reuters) - A former Congolese health minister was taken into custody on Saturday over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country's response to the Ebola epidemic, police said.

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