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A South African court has refused permission for President Jacob Zuma and prosecutors to appeal against its ruling that he should face corruption charges over a 1999 arms deal worth billions of dollars.
There were "no merits" in the argument requesting an appeal, it ruled.

The son of Senegal's ex-President Abdoulaye Wade has been freed from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, the government has said.
Karim Wade served three years of a six-year sentence for illegally enriching himself during his father's rule.

The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested 75 suspected militiamen for murder and rape in the province of South Kivu.

Uganda will pull its soldiers out of the African Union mission fighting Islamist group al-Shabab in Somalia, its military chief has said.

Uganda will pull its soldiers out of the African Union mission fighting Islamist group al-Shabab in Somalia, its military chief has said.

Damaged flight recorders from the EgyptAir aircraft that crashed last month will be sent to France for repairs, Egyptian investigators say.
They say memory chips from Flight MS804 which contain vital information will be delivered to French experts next week.

Seven people, including three Australians and a New Zealander, are believed kidnapped in Nigeria.

Congolese presidential hopeful Moise Katumbi has been sentenced in absentia to 36 months in prison.

Government-backed forces in Libya have made their largest gains yet into so-called Islamic State (IS) territory in Sirte city since their offensive began in May, officials say.
Troops advanced more than 1km (0.6 miles) into areas previously held by IS, re-taking residential districts.

Congolese ex-rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has been jailed for 18 years following a landmark conviction at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and sexual violence.
Bemba, a former vice-president of DR Congo, was convicted in March of crimes committed in the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002-2003.

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