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UN extends African peace mission in Somalia

United Nations, United States | AFP |  A UN-backed peacekeeping mission in Somalia, which faces attacks by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, received unanimous Security Council backing Tuesday until July 31. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), with about 21,600 troops, operates with the approval of the UN and relies on …

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Ahly coach Al-Badry throws in towel after defeat by KCCA

KCCA 2 Al Ahly 0 Esperance 4 Township Rollers Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Al Ahly coach Hossam Al-Badry resigned minutes after a humiliating away defeat to African Champions League newcomers KCCA on Tuesday. A statement on the club’s official website said that “Ahly’s management accepted Hossam El-Badry’s resignation and …

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Burundi to hold referendum to extend Nkurunziza rule

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundians on Thursday will vote in a referendum on sweeping constitutional reforms that would shore up the power of President Pierre Nkurunziza and enable him to rule until 2034. With opponents cowed, beaten, killed or living in exile, there seems little doubt the amendments will …

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S.Africa recalls Israel ambassador over Gaza deaths

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa recalled its ambassador to Israel on Monday after at least 52 Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli forces during protests over the US embassy opening in Jerusalem. “Given the indiscriminate and grave manner of the latest Israeli attack, the South African …

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