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Zimbabwe sacks thousands of nurses on strike

Zimbabwe's government has sacked more than 10,000 nurses who went on strike on Monday, in an apparently hardline attempt to quell labour unrest. Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga said the nurses had refused to return to work after $17m…

Thugs invade Nigerian Senate, steal mace

A senator who was serving a suspension after falling out with fellow lawmakers and people described by the Nigerian Senate as "armed hoodlums" are being blamed for the theft of the assembly's ceremonial mace. The Senate plenary was in…