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DR Congo president sacks 256 judges for not having law degrees

Justice minister says President Kabila sacked the judges for not having law degrees or because of corruption.

President Joseph Kabila

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UAE shuts Mogadishu hospital amid tension with Somali government

Sheikh Zayed Hospital treated mainly poor and displaced people in Mogadishu for free.

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Kenya electoral board commissioners resign over leadership fight

Vice chair of the electoral body and two commissioners resign citing lack of faith in the board's leadership.

Kenya electoral board commissioners

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Fighters disguised as peacekeepers attack UN base in Mali

At least one peacekeeper killed and dozen others wounded in twin suicide attack in Timbuktu, UN mission says.

peacekeepers

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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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