South Sudan conflict continues

Clashes between South Sudan's army and rebels left at least 80 people dead over the past week, as civil war rages for a fourth year.

Southern Africa editor of the Africa Report, Crystal Orderson, says no one is trying to get government and anti-government parties to talk.

United Nations and United States is calling for another round of peace talks.

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Gambian Supreme Court can't rule now on Jammeh's challenge to electoral defeat

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Is criticism levelled against African Union within reason?

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UN lambasts Joseph Kabila for 'excessive force' in DRC

UN lambasts Joseph Kabila for 'excessive force' in DRC

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Evan Mawarire 'inciting violence' charge dropped, released from police custody

Evan Mawarire 'inciting violence' charge dropped, released from police custody

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Amnesty International: AU needs to take action in conflict-ridden countries

Amnesty International: AU needs to take action in conflict-ridden countries

Amnesty International has called on the AU to take conrete action against human rights violations across the continent.

It is a  government at war with it's own people - Zim journalist

It is a government at war with it's own people - Zim journalist

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