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UN peacekeeping chief in CAR resigns

UN chief in Central African Republic quits after a series of sexual and other misconduct allegations.

Babacar Gaye

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Probe urged into alleged UN force misconduct in CAR

Amnesty International says peacekeepers killed two civilians and raped 12-year-old girl in the capital Bangui.

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Researchers warn of lion bone 'harvesting' in Africa

Conservationists caution that lion bones might replace tiger bones in traditional medicine in parts of Asia.

lion

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Rwandan UN peacekeeper kills four colleagues in CAR

UN mission in Central African Republic says peacekeeper also wounded eight others before being gunned down himself.

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#Mali hotel siege leaves a dozen people dead

UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemns attack which killed 12 people including one UN contractor.

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#Nigeria to ramp up domestic weapons production

President Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler, announces plan in bid to cut country's dependence on imported arms.

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Gunmen attack UN hotel in #Mali, hostages taken

At least five people killed and three others kidnapped after hotel in Sevare frequented by UN staff attacked by gunmen.

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S Africa mining sector braces for major job cuts

Mining minister meets with business leaders to discuss thousands of job cuts as economy continues to struggle.

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South Africa debates hunting of captive-bred lions

Concern grows in the wake of killing of Cecil, the lion from Zimbabwe, which has put fresh scrutiny on the practice.

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South Africa court dismisses Malema corruption trial

Judge throws out case against opposition leader and associates, saying another delay would be excessive.

Julius Malema

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