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Cameroon court rejects opposition claims

  Cameroon’s Constitutional court has rejected 18 petitions calling for a repeat of the 7 October presidential election which opposition parties said was marred by fraud. The move will likely clear the way for President Paul Biya to be confirmed the winner before Sunday, correspondents say. The 85-year-old has ruled …

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Migrants flee Angola after ‘brutal crackdown’

Congolese migrants fleeing north-east Angola say security forces there are conducting a brutal campaign against them. Tens of thousands have fled back into the Democratic Republic of Congo to escape the attacks. Many are small-scale diamond miners and Angola recently announced plans to disrupt illegal mining activity. Witnesses have given …

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Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: UN chief demands ‘truth’

  The head of the United Nations has demanded « the truth » over the disappearance of the Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Secretary General Antonio Guterres told the BBC he feared such disappearances would happen more regularly and become a « new normal ». Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, vanished …

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Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

The third-strongest storm in recorded history to hit the mainland US has battered north-west Florida, flooding beach towns and snapping trees. Hurricane Michael made landfall on Wednesday afternoon as a category four storm with 155mph (250km/h) winds in the state’s Panhandle region. Two people, including a child, were killed by …

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Brett Kavanaugh: Senate to get FBI report

The US Senate is due to receive an FBI report on allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Its conclusions will not be made public, but senators will be able to review the report on Thursday. Republicans and Democrats remain bitterly divided on whether …

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