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Aid groups cut death toll from shipwreck off Libya

16-year-old Gambian said he was the only survivor on boat packed with 147 Africans, but that was untrue.

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Zuma sacks finance minister in major reshuffle

The sacking of Pravin Gordhan comes as calls for Zuma to step down grow amid economic turmoil and corruption allegations.

Pravin Gordhan

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Nearly 150 migrants feared dead after boat sinks

16-year-old Gambian says he's the only survivor after boat packed with 147 Africans goes down in the Mediterranean.

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Ethiopia extends state of emergency by four months

Opposition parties complain that the emergency is being used to clamp down on their members and activities.

Tigray ethnic group

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Nigeria summons Indian ambassador over student attacks

Indian police have so far arrested five in connection with mob attacks on Nigerians in a satellite city of New Delhi.

Students

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Simone Gbagbo cleared of war crimes charges

Simone Gbagbo had been charged with orchestrating attacks on supporters of her husband's opponent after 2010 election.

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Anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada laid to rest

South African President Jacob Zuma did not attend the funeral amid tensions between the late Kathrada and the ANC.

Ahmed Kathrada

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