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Egypt military says killed leader of Islamic State in Sinai CAIRO: Egypt's military said on Thursday it had killed Abu Duaa al-Ansari, which it identified as the leader of the Sinai branch of Islamic State, in a series of air strikes near the town of Arish. It said on its Facebook page that the strikes had also killed 45 other Islamic State fighters and destroyed arms and ammunition stores used by the group. There was no immediate confirmation from Sinai Province, Islamic State's offshoot in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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Congo opposition chief demands Kabila quits, elections by end 2016 KINSHASA: Congo's veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi on Sunday called for elections to be held this year and for President Joseph Kabila to step down as scheduled on December 20.Tensions have been growing in the mineral-rich but troubled state over fears that Kabila, in power since 2001, may try to extend his rule with a third term, beyond the constitutional maximum of two. Speaking at a rally in Kinshasa, Tshisekedi warned him not to try, ...

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Lack of money threatens WFP work in Niger NIAMEY: The World Food Programme warned Thursday that it could be forced to suspend humanitarian aid for malnourished infants in Niger from September because of a lack of money.WFP said a shortage of funds was threatening all its activities in Niger, one of the world's poorest and least developed countries, where more than four out of every 10 children are chronically malnourished."Our resources are exhausted and if we don't have immediate contributions, by the end ...

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ANC faces losses in vote that could reshape South African politics PORT ELIZABETH: A metal sculpture overlooks the ocean on South Africa's southern coast, showing Nelson Mandela with his fist triumphantly thrust into the air and a sweeping line of diverse figures waiting to vote.The monument in Port Elizabeth, capital of the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality, commemorates the jubilant day in 1994 when South Africa held its first multi-racial elections, overwhelmingly voting the African National Congress (ANC) and Mandela into power. At local elections this week ...

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Mugabe fights back after Zimbabwe protests HARARE: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday launched a blistering attack on anti-government activists, foreign embassies and disaffected war veterans as he sought to assert his grip on power following recent protests.Mugabe addressed thousands of supporters outside the headquarters of the ruling ZANU-PF party, issuing a clear threat to Evan Mawarire, the pastor who has become the figurehead of a new opposition movement."The Mawarires. I want to warn them very strongly," Mugabe said in a ...