Gunmen kill five police officers in South Africa
21 February 2018 | 2:30 pm
Gunmen attacked a police station in a small South African town on Wednesday, stealing weapons and a vehicle.
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Hundreds of millions of dollars are pledged to boost African carbon credit production at the opening day of a landmark climate summit for the continent, despite protesters in Nairobi warning the approach is flawed. Also, Gabon's new leader promises elections to restore civilian rule as he is sworn in as president less than a week after toppling his predecessor.
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