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2017-03-22 20:04

PICS: Mugabe's untucked shirt? Actually he was WELL-DRESSED, says state TV

Harare - There's an explanation for President Robert Mugabe's "scruffy" white shirt in Mauritius this week and it's not the one you're thinking of.

The 93-year-old president was one of very few dignitaries at the African Economic Platform who actually stuck to the specified dress code, says state ZBC radio.

Said ZBC: "The AU Foundation which organised the [African Economic Platform] specified in its invitations that the dress code for participants at the summit should be smart casual."

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Zimbabwe protest today: What you need to know

Harare - Critics of President Robert Mugabe's government are planning a protest in Harare this morning.

Although it was reportedly given the go-ahead by the High Court, police now say they won't allow protesters to march.

Trouble ahead? Here's what you need to know.

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Multiple bomb blasts rock migrant camp in Nigeria

Kano - Suicide bomb blasts rocked a camp for migrants who have fled Boko Haram insurgents near Nigeria's restive northeastern city of Maiduguri early Wednesday, officials said.

"There were four explosions inside the camp," the coordinator of the Muna camp Tijjani Lumani told AFP. "The bombers struck at different locations around 04:30.

"The explosions triggered fires which burned down many tents", he said, adding that casualties details were not known.

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8 killed as suicide bombers target Nigerian city: Officials

Maiduguri - Nigerian officials say at least eight people have been killed after five suicide bombers attacked the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

The National Emergency Management Agency says the Wednesday morning blasts were detonated at various points along the Maiduguri-Gamboru highway. They included a camp for displaced people where two civilians were killed.


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ICC jails ex-DRC VP for a year for bribing witnesses

The Hague  - War crimes judges on Wednesday sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to one year's imprisonment for bribing witnesses in his main trial, and ordered he pay a $323 640 fine.

"The chamber imposes on you an additional 12 months, one year imprisonment," presiding judge Bertram Schmitt told Bemba, passing sentence at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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