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Angola says ex-president's son planned to steal $1.5bn

Jose Filomeno dos Santos planned to siphon off $1.5bn when he ran Luanda's sovereign wealth fund, government says.

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UAE plane blocked from leaving Somalia's Puntland region

Somali officials at Bosaso airport insisted that 'heavy bags' be checked, resulting in hours-long row, local media say.

Somalia's Puntland region

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South Africa's Winnie Mandela laid to rest

Service with full state honours concludes 10 days of mourning for anti-apartheid campaigner and Nelson Mandela's ex-wife.

Winnie Mandela's body

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Former Niger PM Hama Amadou loses appeal in baby smuggling case

Hama Amadou, who contested 2016 presidential poll, lost appeal against a one-year jail term, according to legal sources.

Hama Amadou

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Algeria declares three days of mourning over deadly plane crash

Algerians pay homage to deceased as the country observes three days of mourning after 257 killed in plane crash.

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Somalia disbands UAE programme to pay and train soldiers

Somalia said it seized several bags of money containing $9.6m in cash from a plane arriving from the UAE.

troops

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US takes Chad off travel ban list

US officials say the removal of the travel restrictions will take effect on Friday.

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Algeria state TV: 257 killed in Boufarik military plane crash

At least 257 dead after Russian-made military plane crashes near Boufarik airbase near Algiers, state TV reports.

Boufarik military plane crash

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UAE condemns Somalia over seizing cash 'sent to army'

Somalia said on Sunday it had seized almost $10m from a Royal Jet aeroplane that arrived at Mogadishu airport.

Mogadishu airport

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Somalia seizes $9.6m from UAE plane in Mogadishu

The money, found in three unmarked bags, was seized from a Royal Jet airlines carrier at Mogadishu airport.

Mogadishu airport

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