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Minister beaten to death by striking Bolivian miners

The minister was kidnapped before being beaten to death.

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Massive rioting in Harare as protesters clash with police

Zimbabweans are calling for electoral reforms.

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Death toll in Somalia beach restaurant attack rises to 10

Casualties comprised six civilians, two members of the security forces and two of the attackers

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Zambia suspends licenses of three broadcast stations

The decision to shut down the three broadcasters follows the June closure of the independent Zambian newspaper The Post.

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Burundi set to scrap presidential term limits

Opposition reject the plan.

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Attack on American university in Kabul ends; 15 dead

Police say seven civilians and three attackers were among those killed.

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U.S. says working with Turkey on extraditing Preacher Gulen, blamed for attempted coup

President Erdogan wants Mr. Gulen taken into pre-trial detention until a trial.

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Newspaper journalist murdered in India

Police say pieces of Mr. Dave’s broken mobile phone were recovered from the accused.

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Bangladesh army hails Nigerian military over defeat of Boko Haram  

The Bangladesh army says it has a lot to learn from its Nigerian counterpart.

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Muslims not welcome in Czech Republic – Prime Minister

“We have no strong Muslim community here, and to be honest, we do not want a strong Muslim community”.

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Philippines’ President threatens to quit UN

“But maybe we’ll just have to decide to separate from the United Nations.”

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South Sudanese rebel leader, Machar, flees country

Mr. Machar reportedly fled to Ethiopia.

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Taliban hang 6 men in Afghanistan

The men were reportedly sentenced to death for collaborating with the government.

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Zambia Election Riot: Over 150 arrested

Authorities say four senior police officers were beaten by protesters in the town of Mazabuka.

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Zambia’s Lungu wins country’s presidential election

The election took place amidst widespread allegations of repressive attacks against the opposition​​

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Attempted Coup: 35,022 arrested in Turkey

Nearly 3,500 members of the judiciary have been suspended since the July 15 failed putsch.

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UK launches 24-hour visa service in Nigeria

The service is targeted largely at key business customers.

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AfDB approves $9m equity investment for SME’s in Nigeria

FAFIN is a first-generation private equity fund that provides support to viable SMEs in the Nigerian agribusiness sector.

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Helicopter crash kills six in Nepal

Air accidents are common in Nepal, where pilots must navigate difficult mountainous terrain.

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Burundi journalist missing for two weeks

AP, citing Bigirimana’s wife, reported that the journalist was arrested by the National Intelligence Service.

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Closing Nigeria’s mission in Buea not in national interest — Ex-diplomat

The government says a number of missions would be closed to save cost.

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Suicide attack kills 15 soldiers in Benghazi

Libya has been in turmoil since the 2011 revolt that toppled long-time dictator, Muammar Gaddafi.

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‘Nigeria accounts for over 70% of 500 million illicit weapons in West Africa’

A UN official says Nigeria must act to stem the tide.

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36 detained in Turkey over 2010 sex tape scandal

The government ties the scandal to the recent failed coup.

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Failed coup cost Turkey close to $100 billion — Minister

The damages include destroyed buildings, military equipment, decline in orders abroad for goods and a drop in tourism.