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South African rights groups join Caster Semenya's battle against ban, vow to petition United Nations
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South African rights groups join Caster Semenya's battle against ban, vow to petition United Nations

The South African Human Rights Commission and the Commission for Gender Equality this week announced plans to petition the UN and AU, claiming the regulations constitute "gross human rights violations".

Sudan urges UNSC to withdraw all peacekeepers by June 2020; African Union says region 'remains volatile'
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Sudan urges UNSC to withdraw all peacekeepers by June 2020; African Union says region 'remains volatile'

Sudan urged the UNSC to lift its suspension of troop withdrawals and ensure all peacekeepers leave Darfur by June 2020, but the African Union said overall security in the vast western region 'remains volatile.'

Sudan set to officiate deal for transition to civilian rule on Saturday even as concerns remain over justice for slain protesters
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Sudan set to officiate deal for transition to civilian rule on Saturday even as concerns remain over justice for slain protesters

Sudan's military rulers and protest leaders on Saturday are scheduled to sign a landmark deal reached after a bloody uprising which is meant to pave the way for civilian rule

Double suicide blast in Somalia kills 14, injures 20; militant group Al Shabaab claims responsibility for attack
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Double suicide blast in Somalia kills 14, injures 20; militant group Al Shabaab claims responsibility for attack

The group frequently carries out suicide attacks in Somalia and parts of East Africa.

Nine killed, 10 wounded in attack on Somalia interior ministry in Mogadishu; Al-Shabaab claims responsibility
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Nine killed, 10 wounded in attack on Somalia interior ministry in Mogadishu; Al-Shabaab claims responsibility

At least nine people were killed in an attack on Somalia's interior ministry as security forces continued to battle gunmen inside, police said Saturday.

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reelected with landslide 97% of votes
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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reelected with landslide 97% of votes

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was reelected for a second term in a landslide victory, garnering 97.08 percent of votes, the National Electoral Authority (NEA) announced on Monday.

China accused of spying on African Union by media; Beijing calls claim absurd, continental body plays down allegations
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China accused of spying on African Union by media; Beijing calls claim absurd, continental body plays down allegations

China's ambassador to the African Union denounced as "absurd" a report by French newspaper Le Monde alleging that Beijing has been spying on the continental body.

Donald Trump sends 'warmest regards' to African leaders at World Economic Forum weeks after 's***hole countries' slur
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Donald Trump sends 'warmest regards' to African leaders at World Economic Forum weeks after 's***hole countries' slur

The US president ignored questions shouted by journalists about his reported dismissal this month of African nations as "s***hole countries", during a meeting on immigration with congressional leaders

6,000 Africans who fought for Islamic State could return home, pose national security threat, says African Union official
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6,000 Africans who fought for Islamic State could return home, pose national security threat, says African Union official

Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union's top security official warned

Zimbabwe political crisis: African Union welcomes Robert Mugabe's decision to step down as president
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Zimbabwe political crisis: African Union welcomes Robert Mugabe's decision to step down as president

The African Union welcomed Robert Mugabe's decision to resign as Zimbabwe president, saying people had expressed their will for a peaceful transfer of power

African Union chief Alpha Conde says body will never accept Zimbabwe 'coup', demands respect for Constitution
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African Union chief Alpha Conde says body will never accept Zimbabwe 'coup', demands respect for Constitution

The head of the African Union said on Thursday that the body "will never accept the military coup d'etat" in Zimbabwe.

African Union says army's detention of Robert Mugabe 'seems like a coup', demands immediate return to constitutional order
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African Union says army's detention of Robert Mugabe 'seems like a coup', demands immediate return to constitutional order

The Zimbabwean military's takeover of power and detention of President Robert Mugabe "seems like a coup", key regional bloc African Union (AU) has said

Mogadishu blasts: Death toll soars to 85, President Mohamed Farmaajo declares three days of mourning
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Mogadishu blasts: Death toll soars to 85, President Mohamed Farmaajo declares three days of mourning

The death toll from twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu has jumped to 85, making it one of the deadliest attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007

Ram Nath Kovind embarks on first trip abroad as president, to visit Djibouti and Ethiopia
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Ram Nath Kovind embarks on first trip abroad as president, to visit Djibouti and Ethiopia

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday embarked on a four-day visit to Djibouti and Ethiopia, his first trip abroad since taking office.

Ram Nath Kovind's first international trip to take president to Ethiopia, Djibouti in October
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Ram Nath Kovind's first international trip to take president to Ethiopia, Djibouti in October

President Ram Nath Kovind's visit to Ethiopia and Djibouti in October is likely to be a response to China's attempts at making inroads into Africa

African Union pushes for UNSC reforms, urges all nations to speak with one voice
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African Union pushes for UNSC reforms, urges all nations to speak with one voice

The African Union has called upon African countries to speak with one voice as an impetus in the continent's aspiration to get more representation at the UN Security Council.

Al-Shabab leader Moalin Osman Abdi Badil, 3 others killed in Somalia military raid
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Al-Shabab leader Moalin Osman Abdi Badil, 3 others killed in Somalia military raid

A regional leader of the al-Shabab extremist group has been killed in a raid by Somalia's military, the government announced on Sunday, as the country's new offensive against the fighters moves ahead.

Pakistan must either dump jihadis or get globally isolated, says Husain Haqqani
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Pakistan must either dump jihadis or get globally isolated, says Husain Haqqani

It is about time the rest of the world understands Pakistan’s complexity instead of military-civil dichotomy, says author and former Pakistan's ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani.

Morocco wants to join African Union after 32 years
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Morocco wants to join African Union after 32 years

Moroccan King Mohammed VI announced that his country wanted to rejoin the African Union, 32 years after quitting the bloc.

United, they stand: Donors at African Union summit promise $250 million to fight Boko Haram
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United, they stand: Donors at African Union summit promise $250 million to fight Boko Haram

Boko Haram, facing the heat of a military onslaught in Nigeria, has in the past year stepped up cross-border attacks in Niger, Chad and Cameroon