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PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Reuters) - Authorities in Mauritius cast remarks from Pope Francis during a visit on Monday as a boost for their claim to a chain of islands held by Britain, including one rented to the United States for the Diego Garcia air base.

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PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Reuters) - Pope Francis wrapped up his trip to Africa on Monday with a lightning visit to Mauritius, saying Mass for 100,000 people and giving hope to a movement that wants Britain to return a group of islands.

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HARARE (Reuters) - A plane has left Zimbabwe for Singapore carrying government officials and relatives to bring home the body of Robert Mugabe, but it was still not clear where the former leader would be buried, a family spokesman said on Monday.

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LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters)- Malaria can be eradicated within a generation, global health experts have said.

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PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Reuters) - Pope Francis was welcomed by palm frond-waving crowds in Mauritius on Monday as he drove past sugarcane fields on his way to the capital, where he said a Mass on a terraced mountainside overlooking the harbour.

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African insurer Old Mutual said on Monday it will not allow sacked chief executive Peter Moyo to return to his duties because a second notice of termination given on Aug.

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Sacked Old Mutual chief executive Peter Moyo on Monday turned up for work but has again been prevented from resuming his duties despite a court ruling last week that dismissed the insurer's attempt to block his temporary reinstatement.

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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - At least 29 people were killed in Burkina Faso's troubled north on Sunday after a food convoy and a transport truck were attacked, the government said.

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HARARE (Reuters) - The family of Zimbabwe founder Robert Mugabe is pushing back against the government's plan to bury him at the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare and wants him to be buried in his home village instead, three relatives told Reuters.

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Representatives of the Beni Amer and Nuba tribes in Sudan's Red Sea state signed a reconciliation deal on Sunday under pressure from the country's most prominent military commander after clashes that triggered a state of emergency and left at least 16 dead last month.

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HARARE (Reuters) - The Zimbabwean government plans a state funeral for longtime ruler Robert Mugabe in a sports stadium in Harare next Saturday, with a burial ceremony a day later, it said in memo sent to embassies on Sunday.

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HARARE (Reuters) - In the church where Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe used to worship, people prayed on Sunday for him to be forgiven following his death two years after he was toppled in a coup.

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ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Pope Francis, on a visit to Madasgascar, on Sunday condemned what he said was its clan culture of privilege and corruption that allows a very few to live in wealth while the vast majority languish in grinding poverty.

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TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's state oil firm (NOC) said armed men had opened fire on Friday at the headquarters of a wells drilling and maintenance unit in the capital.

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will visit South Africa next month to reinforce the bonds between the two countries after a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks, the South African presidency said on Saturday.

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabweans on Saturday mourned the death of their founding father Robert Mugabe but there was confusion over when his body would be returned from abroad for burial, two years after he was toppled in a coup.

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's toppled former leader Omar al-Bashir was the only person with a key to a room at the presidential palace holding millions of euros, his last office manager testified on Saturday.

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KUTAMA, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - In the dusty village where Zimbabwe's founding father Robert Mugabe grew up, family members speak of the deep bitterness Mugabe felt from his ousting as head of state two years ago until his death in Singapore on Friday.

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ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Saturday rapid deforestation and the loss of biodiversity in individual countries should not be treated as local issues since they threaten the future of the planet.

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TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At least three fighters aligned with Libya's U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) were killed in an offensive on Saturday aimed at pushing back eastern forces led by commander Khalifa Haftar, a witness said.

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabweans on Saturday mourned the death of their country's founding father Robert Mugabe but confusion swirled about when his body would be returned from abroad or when he would be buried, two years after he was toppled in a coup.

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ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Saturday rapid deforestation and reduction in biodiversity in individual countries should not be treated as local issues since they threaten the future of the whole planet.

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Blogger Befekadu Hailu’s eyes filled with tears as he stood on the spot where he had watched a guard attack a friend in Maekelawi detention centre, a name long synonymous in Ethiopia with torture and fear.

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HARARE (Reuters) - Retired correspondent Cris Chinaka worked for Reuters in Harare from 1990 to 2015. Before that he reported on Zimbabwe for the ZIANA news agency and MOTO, a weekly newspaper.

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The African Union (AU) on Friday lifted its suspension of Sudan's membership in the bloc, ending a three-month freeze that had been in place pending the installation of a civilian government after the ouster of long-term President Omar al-Bashir.

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