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Top Burkina Faso Generals On Trial Over Failed 2015 Coup

More than 80 people went on trial before a military court in Burkina Faso on Tuesday over a failed 2015 coup in a case seen as a test for justice in the West African country. Two top generals accused of masterminding the plot, Gilbert Diendere and Djibrill Bassole, were cheered by supporters as they arrived…

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South Africa’s Main Airport Evacuated Over Bomb Scare

Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo airport, Africa’s largest, was evacuated on Monday and passengers forced to wait for two hours to return after South African officials identified a suspect bag. Images of the deserted terminal were posted to social media while other photographs showed crowds of passengers waiting on roadways for the all-clear to return inside. The…

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Cyril Ramaphosa Set To Succeed Jacob Zuma As South Africa Leader

Cyril Ramaphosa is due to become South Africa’s president after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned. Mr Zuma was under intense pressure from his own ANC party, which told him to step down or face a vote of no-confidence in parliament. In a televised statement he said he was quitting with immediate effect but said he…

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