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Green and clean but is your electric car free of slavery?
LONDON, Oct 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Electric vehicles are often labelled the "green cars" of the future but rising demand for the raw materials needed to get them on the road could increase the risk of slavery in their production, according to a risk analysis report on Tuesday.
UPDATE 2-South African reshuffle irks ANC allies, Zuma confidant to oversee nuclear deal
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 17 (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma made a close associate energy minister on Tuesday as his government tries to push through a big nuclear deal but his sacking of another minister was seen undermining his ANC party's ruling alliance.
UPDATE 3-Kenya's Odinga pulled out of election to avoid defeat -deputy president
NAIROBI, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga decided not to stand in next week's presidential election to avoid defeat rather than for reasons of principle, the deputy president said on Tuesday.
Airbnb Africa arrivals more than double to 1.2 million
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - U.S. short-term rental service Airbnb Inc registered 1.2 million guest arrivals in Africa last year driven by the plugged-in millennial generation, its senior official said on Tuesday.
REFILE-Pistorius prosecutor takes on South African president's son over fatal car crash
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Rights group Afriforum said on Tuesday it would privately prosecute Duduzane Zuma, the son of South Africa's president, on a charge of culpable homicide over an accident in 2014 where one person was killed.
Fighting in Libyan capital temporarily shuts down flights
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Civilian flights were suspended for several hours at the Libyan capital's Mitiga airport on Monday evening and Tuesday morning as rival armed groups clashed nearby, a spokesman said.
Ghana and Ivory Coast set up body to implement maritime border ruling
ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana and Ivory Coast set up a body on Tuesday to implement an international tribunal ruling on their dispute over a border running through offshore oilfields, they said in a statement.
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UPDATE 1-Zimbabwe bans fruit, vegetable imports as forex crunch deepens
HARARE, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe banned fruit and vegetable imports on Tuesday to preserve its dwindling reserves of hard currency, drawing immediate warnings of food shortages.
UPDATE 1-Give world's poorest women control over sex, birth, to cut inequality - UN
LONDON, Oct 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A failure to give the world's poorest women control over their bodies could widen inequality in developing countries and thwart progress towards global goals aimed at ending poverty by 2030, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Tuesday.
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