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UN sends troops to halt bout of ethnic violence in S. Sudan

The United Nations (UN) has sent a contingent of peacekeepers to an area of central South Sudan where about 80…

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AMISOM commits to peaceful 2020/21 polls in Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that Somalia holds peaceful parliamentary and presidential…

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Algeria condemns European Parliament’s resolution criticising freedom situation

Algeria on Thursday condemned the “provocative” resolution issued by the European Parliament criticising the situation of freedoms in Algeria. The…

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14 killed in attack on Burkina Faso church

At least 14 people were shot dead in an attack on a church in eastern Burkina Faso on Sunday morning,…

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Sudan’s women hail end of strict public order

Sudan has repealed a restrictive public order law that controlled how women acted and dressed in public. On Twitter, Prime…

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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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