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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Kathrada: ‘Same pain as Mandela’

Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife has paid tribute to the South African anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada, who has died aged 87. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela said she felt the “same pain” as when Mr Mandela (Madiba) died, saying the man known as Kathy was an ...

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March 29th, 2017

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Kasai unrest: UN experts found dead in DR Congo

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There have been months of unrest in Kasai, after a local chief started a rebellion Two UN experts who were missing in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been found dead, officials say. The bodies of US citizen Michael Sharp and ...

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March 29th, 2017

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Kathrada: ‘Same pain as Mandela’

Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife has paid tribute to the South African anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada, who has died aged 87. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela said she felt the “same pain” as when Mr Mandela (Madiba) died, saying the man known as Kathy was an ...

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March 28th, 2017

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Kathrada: Colleagues didn’t live to see democracy

Ahmed Kathrada, one of the big names of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle has died at the age of 87. He was sentenced to life in prison alongside Nelson Mandela on Robben Island, spending 26 years locked up. On their release, Nelson Mandela persuaded him to join ...

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March 28th, 2017

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DR Congo protests turn violent after power-sharing talks collapse

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters gathered outside the home of the late opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi Police have fired tear gas and bullets to disperse opposition protesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital, Kinshasa. The protests erupted ...

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March 28th, 2017

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Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo acquitted

Image copyright AFP Image caption Simone Gbagbo is already serving a 20-year prison term A court in Ivory Coast has acquitted the country’s former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, of crimes against humanity. The charges related to the violence that followed the 2010 ...

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March 28th, 2017

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Kasai unrest: UN experts ‘found dead’ in DR Congo

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There have been months of unrest in Kasai, after a local chief started a rebellion Two UN experts who were missing in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been found dead, officials say. The bodies of US citizen Michael Sharp and ...

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March 28th, 2017

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South Sudan and Comoros advance in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying

Comoros will now play in the group stage of the qualifying campaign for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. South Sudan and Comoros booked their places in the group stage of qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a aggregate victories. South Sudan ...

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March 28th, 2017

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Meningitis outbreak kills at least 140 in Nigeria

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vaccination can prevent meningitis An outbreak of meningitis in several states of Nigeria has killed at least 140 people, officials say. It has been reported over the last week in six states and has so far infected more than 1,000 ...

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March 28th, 2017

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Attacks on Nigerian students shock India

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption African students often complain that they are racially abused in India India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has promised an “impartial” inquiry into attacks on Nigerian students living in Noida, near Delhi. The ...

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March 28th, 2017

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