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GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's former health minister has been questioned by police over his management of funds in the country's response to the Ebola epidemic, his lawyers said on Monday.

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) said on Monday its threatened de-registration for not complying with labour laws had been halted and that it was in the process of meeting government requirements.

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's public sector doctors went on strike on Tuesday after the government failed to meet their demand to have their wages benchmarked in the U.S.

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ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Heavy rain in Ivory Coast's cocoa-growing regions threatens to compromise bean quality, raising fears of flooding and crop disease, farmers said on Monday.

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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Two senior allies of Burkina Faso's deposed former president Blaise Compaore were sentenced to 10 and 20 years in prison respectively on Monday for organising a 2015 coup attempt against a transitional government.

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian presidential candidates began campaigning on Monday for the Sept. 15 election against a backdrop of economic troubles and a militant shooting that underlined the challenges facing the only democracy to emerge from the 2011 Arab uprisings.

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ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's army chief Ahmed Gaed Saleh on Monday called on the electoral commission to issue on September 15 a formal announcement of a coming presidential election, state television reported.

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BERLIN (Reuters) - A German minister has described the slaughter of Herero and Nama tribespeople in Namibia more than a century ago as genocide, one of the most senior government members to use the term while compensation claims are under discussion.

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Police arrested dozens of people in South Africa's commercial capital Johannesburg on Monday after rioters looted shops, burned tyres and blocked road junctions - the second outbreak of urban rioting in a week.

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BAMAKO (Reuters) - Fifteen people were confirmed dead after a day of rescue in the remains of a three-storey building which collapsed in Mali's capital Bamako, an official said on Monday.

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GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has set Oct. 23 as the date for parliamentary and local elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said on Monday.

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TUNIS (Reuters) - A Tunisian policeman and three Islamist militants were killed on Monday in a security operation in a remote area near the Algerian border, police said.

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HELL'S GATE NATIONAL PARK, Kenya (Reuters) - Flash floods killed six people at Kenya's Hell's Gate National Park and left one person missing after their tour group was swept away, the state-run wildlife authority said on Monday.

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ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Three times a year, Father Pedro Opeka celebrates Mass in a vast grey quarry in the hills above Madagascar's capital.

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KINSHASA (Reuters) - The head of Democratic Republic of Congo's public finances watchdog was detained for questioning for several hours on Saturday, in what he said was retaliation for investigations by his office into spending by senior government officials.

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LAGOS (Reuters) - A pipeline that ruptured on Friday in Nigeria's Delta state spilled oil, but has been contained, the head of state oil company NNPC said on Saturday.

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Sudanese judge formally indicted former president Omar al-Bashir on charges of possessing illicit foreign currency and corruption on Saturday.

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LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria lost as much as 22 million barrels of oil to theft in the first half of this year, a problem that is a threat to the country's economy, state oil company NNPC said.

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LUSAKA (Reuters) - A Zambian court on Friday charged the leader of a small opposition party with defaming President Edgar Lungu, after he allegedly referred to the head of state as a dog.

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's state-run Ethio Telecom plans to install a 4G network in the capital and other regions and to upgrade other network services, it said on Friday, as the government prepares to open up the sector to private foreign investment.

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KAMPALA (Reuters) - A nine-year-old girl has died of Ebola in the East African nation of Uganda, a hospital official said, a day after she tested positive for the disease after crossing the border from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

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CADIZ, Spain (Reuters) - A group of 15 rescued migrants arrived in Spain on board a Spanish warship on Friday after Italy refused to allow the rescue vessel that had picked them up in the Mediterranean Sea to dock at an Italian port.

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LAGOS (Reuters) - A British judge has said he will grant a firm called Process and Industrial Developments Ltd (P&ID) the right to attempt to seize some $9 billion in assets from the Nigerian government over an aborted gas project.

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NAIROBI (Reuters) - Uganda Airlines has taken to the skies once more after almost two decades out of action, but flies into a crowded aviation market in Africa where carriers have the weakest finances and emptiest planes of any region in the world.

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GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - The death toll from Democratic Republic of Congo's year-long Ebola outbreak has climbed above 2,000, government data showed on Friday, as responders battle to overcome community mistrust and widespread security problems.

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