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Tunisian forces kill top aide of Al Qaeda leader in Maghreb: official

Tunisian security forces have killed a top aide of Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic ...
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UN: 10000 Anglophone Cameroonian refugees have fled to Nigeria

With the number of people fleeing English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria growing, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is increasingly ...
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Egypt’s President says he will stand for re-election in 2018

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Friday he would stand in a presidential election due to take place in March ...
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ANC begins push to remove Zuma from scandal-hit presidency

South Africa's ruling ANC party said Saturday it would "act decisively" to rebuild its reputation, as local media reported that ...
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After two-year wait, Uganda gets its new cancer machine

Uganda's only radiotherapy machine was officially replaced Friday, nearly two years after the previous one broke down, giving hope to ...
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Ivory Coast court sentences former Gbagbo minister to 15 years

A court in Ivory Coast has sentenced a former adviser to ex-President Laurent Gbagbo to 15 years in jail for ...
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Zimbabwe President Announces First Post-Mugabe Elections

Zimbabwe's president says elections will be in May or June, as he faces pressure at home and abroad to deliver ...
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Uganda’s Museveni vows to sign death warrants again after 19 years

Uganda's president said Thursday he will sign the first death warrants in nearly two decades to create fear among criminals ...
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South Africa’s government to slash water in Cape Town amid scarcity

The South African city of Cape Town will slash residents' water allowance to 50 litres a day from next month ...
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African U.N. envoys suggest Trump meet leaders in Ethiopia after ‘shithole’ remark

African U.N. envoys suggested on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump meet with African leaders in Ethiopia this month after ...
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Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett killed in U.S. helicopter crash

Exiled Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash in a remote northern ...
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Somalia’s al Shabaab denies forcibly recruiting children to fight

Somalia’s Islamist militant group al Shabaab on Thursday denied that it was threatening and abducting civilians to hand over their ...
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Pregnant dead woman ‘gives birth’ in coffin

A rural community is stunned and baffled after a dead woman gave birth inside a coffin. The bizarre “coffin birth” ...
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Ethiopia frees Prominent opposition leader Merera Gudina

Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail on Wednesday after the government dropped charges against him as ...
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Famine threatens conflict-hit central Congo as aid dries up – UN

Hundreds of thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo could soon starve to death with famine looming due ...
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President says Ghana’s economy back on track

Ghana’s economy is rebounding and the major commodity exporter is poised to wean itself off bailouts through sustained fiscal discipline ...
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‘Massive’ infrastructure spending needed in Africa, says report

Economic growth in Africa picked up steam last year and is set to accelerate strongly in 2018, but "massive investments" ...
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Nigerians accept I’m doing my best – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja said ‘no matter how grudgingly, Nigerians are accepting that we are doing our ...
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Kenya secures $750 million syndicated loan to pay off earlier loan

Kenya has secured a $750 million syndicated loan for seven years from the Trade Development Bank (TDB) to pay off ...
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At least 20 dead as clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people, shutting the airport, and ...
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