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Violent protests rock Niger over contested election result

Supporters of the losing candidate in Niger’s presidential election burnt tyres, threw rocks and set several buildings on fire on…

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Gunmen kill 36 in attacks on 2 northern Nigeria states

Gunmen killed 36 people in two attacks in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, a day after insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades amid…

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Rwanda’s Kagame faults ‘hypocrisy’ in vaccine supply

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, has faulted the “hypocrisy and double standards” in the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. President Kagame…

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COVID: WHO pleads with Tanzania to start reporting cases

The World Health Organisation has urged Tanzania to start reporting coronavirus cases and share its data. Tanzania is one of…

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Man jailed for killing pregnant 28-year-old

A man has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for the brutal murder of a pregnant woman whose death…

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Nigeria minister: Don’t be ‘cowards’ when attacked

Nigeria’s Defence Minister, Bashir Magashihas urged citizens to be alert in the wake of rising attacks on villages by armed…

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Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina goes on trial in Kigali

Paul Rusesabagina, the man whose story inspired the Hollywood movie Hotel Rwanda, has gone on trial in a closely-watched case…

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DR Congo’s mysterious metal monolith destroyed by mob

A metal structure that mysteriously appeared on a roundabout in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been destroyed over fears…

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Guinea Ebola death toll rises to five … as vaccine roll-out begins

Five people have now died from Ebola in Guinea as the government launched an urgent contact-tracing search after the disease’s…

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Concern grows over health of jailed Ethiopian political leaders

Concerns are growing about the health of several imprisoned Ethiopian opposition figures who launched a hunger strike some two weeks…

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