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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry was due to travel to Botswana on Thursday to visit conservation and health projects on the next leg of his family's southern African tour.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Scattered protests in Egypt in the past few days highlight the risk that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi could face broader dissent, driven by grievances over economic austerity and allegations of official corruption.

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu hailed Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan as "genuinely caring" people when the royal couple visited the former archbishop along with their four-month-old son Archie in Cape Town on Wednesday.

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LAGOS (Reuters) - International aid agency Mercy Corps on Wednesday suspended its operations in two of the northeastern Nigerian states worst hit by Islamist insurgents after the army closed four of its offices in the region, the organisation said.

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MONROVIA (Reuters) - A medical workers' strike in Liberia has paralysed the country's already faltering health care system, leaving its biggest hospitals in disarray and thousands of patients without care.

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry, his wife Meghan and their four-month-old son Archie received a warm welcome on Wednesday in Cape Town from retired archbishop Desmond Tutu on the third day of their African tour.

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NAIROBI (Reuters) - The World Wildlife Fund has rejected the findings of a Kenyan parliamentary inquiry that said the conservation group pushed Kenyan authorities to speed up a botched relocation of 14 rhinos last year that led to the deaths of 11 animals.

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Tuesday that a concerted effort was needed to stop militias taking control of Libya and to prevent external actors from intervening there.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Tuesday handed a life sentence to an Egyptian man who hijacked an airliner to Cyprus in 2016 using a fake explosive belt.

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TUNIS (Reuters) - About 45 hotels have been affected in Tunisia after the collapse of Thomas Cook, and the government will help the hotels with soft loans, Tunisia's tourism minister said on Tuesday.

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ALGIERS (Reuters) - A military court in Algeria on Wednesday jailed for 15 years

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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan were due to meet retired archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife at their foundation in Cape Town on Wednesday, the third day of their African tour.

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DAKAR (Reuters) - Ghana said police foiled a suspected coup on Friday when they arrested three people believed to have been amassing makeshift bombs, weapons and computer equipment in a plot targeting the presidency.

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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan danced with a group of mentors who teach vulnerable youngsters from townships to swim and surf, then visited South Africa's oldest mosque in Cape Town on Tuesday, the second day of their Africa tour.

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's capital Harare will temporarily resume pumping water at its main water works on Tuesday, an official said, bringing some relief to residents who have endured months without water.

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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan danced and chanted with a group of mental health mentors at Cape Town's Monwabisi beach on Tuesday, on the second day of their ten-day Africa tour.

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ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria is gripped by a crisis that has left Africa's most populous country ill-equipped to properly house its inhabitants, said a United Nations rapporteur who also called for an end to the forced evictions of entire communities.

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Tripoli (Reuters) - Libyan mother Halima al-Miladi wants to keep her 7-year-old son distracted from the fighting in and around the capital Tripoli where they live.

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DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania has summoned the local World Health Organization representative over the agency's statement on the weekend that the government had refused to share information on suspected Ebola cases, the government said on Tuesday.

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LONDON (Reuters) - Nigeria's government will do "whatever it takes" to protect its economy from a more than $9 billion arbitration claim over a failed gas project, policy makers said, but the government will not rule out a settlement with a firm registered in the British Virgin Islands.

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ALGIERS (Reuters) - Eight infants died in a fire in a hospital in Algeria's El Oued early on Tuesday the fire service was quoted as saying on state media without giving any further details.

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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan started their tour of South Africa on Monday in a township known as the country's "murder capital".

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ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's one-time kingmaker and intelligence chief went on trial on Monday along with his successor and a brother of the ousted president for "conspiring against the army", state radio reported.

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's capital shut its main water works on Monday citing shortages of foreign currency to import treatment chemicals, the deputy mayor said, potentially leaving the city dry and raising the risk of water borne diseases like cholera.

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MONTREAL (Reuters) - The chief of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is set to detail on Monday progress on the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to international air regulators who are divided about returning the grounded jet to flight after two fatal crashes.

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