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Comoros islanders elect new president

Presidential elections are taking place in the Comoros Islands for the first time since a referendum to increase term limits.…

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Why people are doodling on president’s photo

Twitter users have rallied to the cause of three schoolgirls arrested for defacing photos of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza by…

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Cyclone Idai: What are the immediate dangers?

Parts of southern Africa have been left devastated after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Hundreds of people…

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Anti-Bouteflika protests shake Algeria’s business c’nity

One of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s few remaining allies in the face of mass protests, tycoon Ali Haddad, is facing pressure…

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Cyclone Idai: We saw 200 bodies by roadside

A stranded motorist in Mozambique spent days trying to get from the port city of Beira to his home in…

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Suspicion, strife strain Ethiopian plane crash probe

At the headquarters of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, a paper sign balanced above room 107 and a threadbare square…

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’Cyclone leaves 15,000 awaiting rescue’

PSome 15,000 people still need to be rescued from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, Mozambique officials say. The cyclone…

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South Sudan forms unity govt in May despite opposition issues

South Sudanese much-awaited Transitional Unity Government (TGoNU) will be formed in May, amid doubts by the opposition who cite delays…

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Amnesty Int’l: US aircraft ‘killed Somali civilians’

cAmnesty International says US air strikes have been killing civilians in Somalia, in a possible violation of international humanitarian law.…

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’Clear’ parallels between Boeing crashes – Dagmawit Moges

Flight data from the Ethiopian Airlines disaster a week ago suggest “clear similarities” with a crash off Indonesia last October,…

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