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Burundi to shut United Nations rights office – sources

The government on Wednesday, December 5, sends a verbal note to resident UN coordinator Garry Conille to transmit the message to the rights council's High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet in Geneva

The government on Wednesday, December 5, sends a verbal note to resident UN coordinator ...

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Burundi to shut United Nations rights office – sources

The findings suggest that the ancestors of modern people were present in north Africa at ...

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East Africa may lose its crown as 'cradle of mankind'

Witnesses claim the vessel may have been rushed back into service following a renovation ...

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At least 30 drown in Uganda pleasure boat disaster

American authorities urge its citizens to 'keep a low profile' as crucial election in ...

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U.S. embassy in DR Congo warns of 'possible terrorist threat'

'He now is unable to walk but whatever he asks for we will provide,' says President ...

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Ailing Mugabe now unable to walk, says Zimbabwe president

Central African Republic lawmaker and former militia leader Alfred Yekatom is the first ...

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Central Africa ex-militia leader extradited to ICC for trial

The charred body of a priest has been recovered in the central town of Alindao, where ...

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Peacekeeper, priest killed in restive Central Africa

In one of the latest innovations in the search for eco-friendly building materials, South ...

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Waste not: South Africa makes world's first human urine brick

A European Union observer mission report says race frontrunner Andry Rajoelina had paid a ...

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Madagascar ex-president denies election bribery claims

Lack of official news has set the rumour mill churning about his health

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Gabon presidency admits leader Ali Bongo is seriously ill