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FILE - In this Monday May 30, 2016 file photo, Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre raises his hand during court proceedings in Dakar, Senegal. An appeals court in Senegal has upheld the life sentence for former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes charges. The court also ruled Thursday April 27, 2017 on an appeal by the more than 4,000 victims that a trust fund be set up to manage reparations awarded to them. Habre has been ordered to pay millions of dollars in compensation. (AP Photo/Carley Petesch, File)
Senegal court upholds life sentence for Chad ex-leader HabreAn appeals court in Senegal has upheld the life sentence of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes charges
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Strike ends at South African Airways after court rulingSouth African Airways says cabin crewmembers whose strike forced some flight cancellations have returned to work after a court order
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In this Friday, April 7, 2017 photo in the Imvepi camp, Alfred Wani and his wife Kassa pose for a formal photo on the plot of land they were allocated by the Ugandan government for their resettlement. The couple does not hold out hope of returning home to South Sudan. “I saw the killing, I saw burning houses, I saw the dead with their throats slashed,” Alfred says. “I cannot go back and see it again.” (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
'I cannot go back': South Sudan refugee clan begins new lifeIt begins with a walk across a wooden bridge, as Alfred Wani, 80, joins the ranks of 800,000 who have fled South Sudan's civil war to be refugees in Uganda
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New South Sudan fighting displaces 25,000 peopleAt least 25,000 people were displaced after fighting in the town of Kodok, according to a spokesman for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, one day after the top U.N. official in South Sudan warned of a government offensive on the town
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Somali pirate gets life in prison for attack on US Navy shipA Somali pirate has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in attacking a U.S. Navy ship
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20 more deaths in volatile central Congo, UN mission saysThe U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo says at least 20 people have been killed as violence mounts in the country's center
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1 person dies in Kenya's primary electionsOne person has died and another was injured in hotly contested primary elections in the capital Nairobi, a Kenyan police official said Wednesday
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People queue at the South African Airways (SAA) ticket counter desk at OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. South African Airways on Wednesday cancelled nearly three-dozen flights, most of them domestic, because of a strike by some cabin crew. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Strike forces South African Airways to cancel 32 flightsSouth African Airways on Wednesday cancelled nearly three dozen flights, most of them domestic, because of a strike by some cabin crew
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WFP says food shipment blocked by Burundi has turned backThe United Nations World Food Program says a convoy of food aid blocked from entering Burundi has returned to Rwanda
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South African court rules against nuclear dealA South African court has ruled that government plans to increase the country's reliance on nuclear power with help from Russia and other countries is unlawful
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US urges new sanctions against South Sudan, Russia says 'no'U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is urging the U.N. Security Council to impose an arms embargo and additional sanctions on South Sudan to pressure the parties to end the civil war in the world's newest nation _ but Russia and China remain opposed
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Tanzania expels country head of UN Development ProgramTanzania expels country head of UN Development Program; critics say targeted over election
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27 people killed in bus-trailer truck collision in Kenya27 people killed as bus, trailer truck collide on major Kenya highway
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South African suspect in ax murders is taken to crime sceneSouth African suspect accused of murdering family members with ax is taken to crime scene
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17 women dead as fishing boat capsizes in central Senegal17 women dead as fishing boat capsizes in central Senegal; 40 others injured
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