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Gabon opposition leader rejects Bongo's legitimacy, calls for talks 07:24 GMT

LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping called on Thursday for national talks to form a "new republic" and urged foreign powers to impose sanctions on allies of President Ali Bongo, sworn in this week after a disputed election in the oil-producing nation.  Full Article

 
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Zuma asks ministries to deal with South Africa university 'mayhem' Thursday, 29 Sep 2016 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has instructed his justice and crime prevention ministries to deal with the violence during student protests over tuition fees at universities, a cabinet spokesman said on Thursday.  Full Article  

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Work on sex life of rats, life as a badger honored at Ig Nobel Prizes Friday, 23 Sep 2016 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientific research into how polyester pants affect the sex life of rats, what it's like for a human to live like a badger and how different the world looks when viewed through your legs was honored at this year's Ig Nobel spoof awards.  Full Article  

 
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