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Congo health minister resigns in protest over govt's handling of Ebola
Congo's health minister, Oly Ilunga, resigned on Monday in protest at the presidency's announcement last week that it was stripping his team of control over the response to the Ebola outbreak.



Melinda Gates: 'In Africa, digital financial inclusion for women is fundamental'
During a meeting of G7 finance ministers and central bank governors in Chantilly near Paris last week, Melinda Gates presented a report on the digital financial inclusion of women in Africa. The co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation told FRANCE 24 that accessing digital financial services is not only "fundamental" to empowering African women but also to boosting the global economy.



S. Africa’s president accused of misleading Parliament
A South African watchdog on Friday said President Cyril Ramaphosa “deliberately misled” Parliament about a campaign contribution, a setback for a leader who has vowed to address sprawling graft allegations that forced his predecessor from office.



Three Islamic State group supporters sentenced to death
Three Islamic State group supporters were sentenced to death by a court in Morocco on Thursday over the beheadings of two Scandinavian women on a hiking trip in the High Atlas Mountains.



Morocco sentences three to death for murder of Scandinavian tourists
Three Islamic State group supporters were sentenced to death by a court in Morocco on Thursday over the beheadings of two Scandinavian women on a hiking trip in the High Atlas Mountains.



Johnny Clegg, South Africa’s 'White Zulu' rocker, dies aged 66
South African rocker Johnny Clegg, whose best-known songs included one dedicated to the imprisoned Nelson Mandela, was beloved at home and abroad for using music as a unifying force in a nation scarred by apartheid.



Zuma slams ‘character assassination’ plots at graft hearing
Former South African President Jacob Zuma told a corruption inquiry on Monday that he was the victim of conspiracies, character assassination and plots by foreign spies to kill him. He denied witness testimonies of "state capture" allegations.



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