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GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200,000 people against Ebola in August, the government said on Sunday, using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the world's second worst epidemic.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Telecom Egypt will save 20% on financing costs after the Central Bank of Egypt cut interest rates, a company official has said.

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DAR ES SALAAM/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African authorities impounded an Airbus 220-300 aircraft leased by Tanzania's national flag carrier following a court application by a retired farmer who is owed compensation by the Tanzanian government, the farmer's lawyer said.

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan needs $8 billion in foreign aid over the next two years to cover its import bill and help rebuild its ravaged economy after months of political turmoil, its new prime minister said on Saturday.

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The lawyer for Sudan's ex-president Omar Hassan al-Bashir said on Saturday that he will request that Bashir be released on bail as his trial on corruption charges continues.

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has set up a task force to look urgently into ways to prevent the spread of an African swine fever outbreak, the agriculture ministry said on Saturday.

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NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopia's parliament has approved an electoral and political parties draft bill, the state broadcaster reported on Saturday, paving the way for national elections next year, the first to be held under reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The South African government in the next few weeks will publish a paper outlining how it plans to put troubled state power utility Eskom on a path to long-term stability, the Department of Public Enterprises said on Saturday.

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NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopia's parliament has approved an electoral and political parties draft bill, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting reported on Saturday, paving the way for national elections next year.

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DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - South African authorities have impounded an Airbus 220-300 aircraft leased by Tanzania's national flag carrier, the Tanzanian government said.

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The South African government in the next few weeks will publish a paper outlining how it plans to put troubled state power utility Eskom on a path to long-term stability, the Department of Public Enterprises said on Saturday.

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Ebola appears to be under control in the city of Goma in Congo but it has flared in other parts of the country, where aid workers are combating insecurity and disinformation on social media, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's government has offered to raise public sector wages by 76%, the umbrella group for public sector unions said on Friday, up from an initial offer of a 10% hike that the unions had rejected.

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LONDON (Reuters) - A South African high court judge on Friday refused Zambia's state mining company ZCCM leave to appeal a previous ruling halting the sale of Vedanta Resources' majority-owned Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) pending arbitration.

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe police arrested 10 union officials on Friday as they tried to petition the finance minister over low pay for teachers, witnesses said, extending a government clampdown on dissent that has hobbled the country's main opposition.

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MILAN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Six EU countries have agreed to take in 356 migrants stranded at sea for two weeks aboard the Ocean Viking rescue vessel, ending the latest standoff over migration to Europe across the Mediterranean.

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KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda said on Friday it had blocked online access to Rwanda's main state-owned newspaper on national security grounds, two days after the countries signed a pact to end tensions that closed their busiest border crossing for six months.

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LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Eradicating malaria is biologically feasible and a lofty aim, the World Health Organization said on Friday, but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control it.

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's president announced on Thursday a major shake-up of the country's security chiefs as well as a replacement for the mayor of Mogadishu after Abdirahman Omar Osman died of his wounds following a suicide bomb attack last month.

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HARARE (Reuters) - Police in Zimbabwe arrested a senior opposition official on Thursday on charges of failing to stop a banned protest last week in the capital, his lawyer said.

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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa should discuss using worker pension funds to finance development and infrastructure projects, a proposal that has the backing of the country's largest labour federation, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday.

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JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan has made a small oil discovery in Northern Upper Nile State, its first since independence in 2011 when exploration was interrupted by war and instability, the oil minister said on Thursday.

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KAMPALA (Reuters) - Non-governmental organizations in Uganda have been told to submit financial information including budgets and donor lists to the authorities, an official told Reuters on Thursday, in a move rights groups said was another attempt to muzzle criticism.

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Countries voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to regulate international trade in giraffes, an endangered species, and in their body parts, overcoming objections by southern African states and drawing praise from conservationists.

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(Reuters) - Kiva, a San Francisco-based tech nonprofit organisation, is using blockchain to create an online ID database in Sierra Leone allowing people who struggle to get loans to prove their credit history.

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