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DR Congo militia leader jailed for mass rape

A former militia leader in the Democratic Republic (DR) of Congo has been sentenced to life in prison for crimes…

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‘Aid could run out amid Ethiopia conflict’

Vital aid supplies to hundreds of thousands of people in northern Ethiopia are at risk because of the conflict there,…

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Mozambique denies mass beheading by jihadists

The Mozambican government has denied reports of mass beheading by militant Islamists in the northern Cabo Delgado province. The governor…

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UN urges Mozambique to probe massacre

The United Nations(UN) has urged the authorities in Mozambique to investigate reports that militants massacred at least 50 villagers and…

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Clashes over Ivory Coast vote as neighbouring states urge talks

More clashes broke out over Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s re-election as West African nations and France called for dialogue…

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Uganda decries COVID-19 case spikes as patients overwhelm hospitals

Uganda late on Monday said hospitals in the East African country are overwhelmed by a spike in new COVID-19 cases.…

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Ethiopia PM orders military response to ‘attack’

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister (PM) Abiy Ahmed has ordered a military offensive to subdue the authorities in Tigray state, following an…

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Tanzanian opposition leader arrested over protests

The head of Tanzania’s main opposition party has been detained after calling for nationwide protests over last week’s presidential election.…

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Ivory Coast opposition urges ‘transition’ after vote

Opposition leaders in Ivory Coast are demanding a “civil transition”, following Saturday’s presidential poll that their parties boycotted. Pascal Affi…

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Tanzania opposition denounces election

Tanzania’s main opposition presidential candidate, Tundu Lissu on Thursday declared he would not recognise the election result as key seats…

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