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Dozens arrested in Algeria exam leak probe

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Dozens including education officials have been arrested in Algeria on suspicion of leaking final exam papers that led to more than 300,000 students needing to resit the tests, police said Tuesday. Managers, teachers and even the heads of national exam centres were detained for their …

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Nigeria’s Buhari heads to London for ear infection treatment

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will take the next 10 days off work to undergo treatment for an ear infection in London, an official statement from his office said Sunday. Speculation over the president’s health has been swirling for weeks after he cancelled three official engagements. “President Buhari will take 10 …

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104 migrant bodies washed up on Libyan beach

  The bodies of at least 104 migrants have washed up on a beach in the western Libyan town of Zwara, the navy said Friday, warning however that the toll could rise. “The number of bodies retrieved Thursday evening was 104 but the toll is expected to rise since an …

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Leader of Kenya university attack killed in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | A jihadist leader who organised the April 2015 attack on Garissa University in eastern Kenya which left 148 people dead, has been killed in a raid in southwestern Somalia, a local official said Wednesday. “Sixteen armed men, four of them senior commanders including Mohamed Mohamud …

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East African Founding First Ladies push for integration

Two founding East African Community First Ladies have challenged the region’s leaders to ensure the future of integration is both guaranteed and realised. Kenya’s Mama Ngina Kenyatta and Uganda’s Mama Miria Obote Tuesday addressed a special session of the East African Legislative Assembly in Arusha. According to the EAC, Tanzania’s Mama …

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Lone voices speak out in Zimbabwe as Mugabe clings on

Dissent is seldom aired publicly in Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe’s 35 years of authoritarian rule but, against all the odds, individual voices are taking a stand and tapping into anger bubbling below the surface. President Mugabe, now aged 92, oversees a moribund economy, a food shortage crisis and a listless …

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