Southern Africa:We Made Mistakes in Reports About Renditions to Zimbabwe – Sunday Times

[The Herald] Johannesburg -A major South African publication, the Sunday Times, has admitted writing falsehoods against Zimbabwe as it pushed a nefarious agenda for some South African political interests. The Sunday Times has wide readership in South Africa and has a bureau in Zimbabwe where it enjoys considerable circulation.

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Kenya:U.S. Mulls Closing Its Military Bases in Kenya

[Nation] The US Defence Department is considering closing military outposts in Kenya and three other African countries while also halving the number of its special operation forces on the continent, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

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Ethiopia:Talks Underway After Violence Leaves Trail of Casualties, Destruction

[Addis Standard] Talks that started on Sunday b/n federal & Somali regional state authorities are underway and may lead to an “amicable settlement”, a government source told Addis Standard. The talks involve both regional & federal administrative, military, security & intelligence authorities, according to our source.

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Zimbabwe:Mugabe Votes Amid Cheers From Opposition Supporters

[New Zimbabwe] Former President Robert Mugabe was Monday greeted with wild cheers from perceived MDC Alliance supporters who waved open palms when he turned up at Mhofu Primary School, his traditional voting place in Harare’s Highfields suburb, to cast his ballot.

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Mali:Four Killed in Attack on French-Malian Patrol in North Mali

[VOA] Four civilians were killed in an attack targeting a French patrol in Mali Sunday, according to the country’s Defense Ministry. At least 20 other people were injured in the attack, including eight French soldiers, the ministry said.

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