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Former PMs advance to runoff vote in Guinea-Bissau

Two former prime ministers (PMs) will compete in a runoff to become Guinea-Bissau‘s next president, the electoral commission has announced, with…

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S. African court dismisses Zuma’s bid to appeal judgement to face trial

A South African court on Friday dismissed the application of former President Jacob Zuma for leave to appeal the court’s…

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Int’l partners urge Somaliland to hold elections before 2020

The international community on Wednesday called on leaders in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Somaliland to hold parliamentary elections. The international…

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Egypt sentences militant suspect to death

An Egyptian military court sentenced top Islamist militant suspect Hisham al-Ashmawy to death on Wednesday after convicting him of orchestrating…

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3 dead in attacks against Ebola response centres in Congo

Three health workers were killed and several injured in attacks against two Ebola response centres in eastern Congo early on…

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Protests spread in east DRC as fury against UN peacekeepers rises

Protests against United Nations peacekeepers in northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have spread from Beni to other towns in the region, as anger mounts…

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Zimbabwe senior doctors strike spreads to public hospitals

Senior doctors at Zimbabwe’s public hospitals went on strike on Tuesday to protest against the dismissal of junior colleagues who…

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‘ICC ex-prosecutor was autocratic over Kenya cases’

The former prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo, is the target of damning criticism in an internal…

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Helicopter collision kills French troops in Mali

Thirteen French soldiers have been killed in a helicopter collision during an operation against jihadists in Mali, the French president’s…

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‘Sudan militia leader grew rich by selling gold’

Late last year, as President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s hold on power weakened, one of Sudan’s most feared militia leaders lashed…

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