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Ivory Coast opposition calls for protests against Quattara

Ivory Coast’s main presidential election challenger and a group of opposition parties have called for a civil disobedience campaign to…

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Ethiopia opposition figure ‘proud’ of terror charge

Leading Ethiopian opposition figure Jawar Mohammed has told a court in the capital that he was “proud” to have been…

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UN chief to appoint special envoy to mediate Libya conflict

The United Nations Security Council has asked Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to appoint a special envoy to broker peace in Libya,…

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Unicef condemns jailing of Nigeria teen for ‘blasphemy’

The UN children’s agency Unicef has called on the Nigerian authorities to urgently review an Islamic court’s decision to sentence…

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Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina charged with ‘terrorism’

Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, has faced 12 charges including “terrorism”…

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Protesters set govt building on fire in eastern Libya

Protesters set fire to the government’s headquarters in the Libyan city of Benghazi, as rare demonstrations over living conditions and…

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Dozens feared dead as DR Congo gold mine caves in

Rescuers are digging through rubble after a gold mine collapsed in the Democratic Republic (DR) of Congo, leaving about 50…

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13 dead in Burkina Faso as heavy rains cause floods

Authorities in Burkina Faso have declared a state of natural disaster after days of heavy rains caused floods that killed…

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Ethiopia’s Tigray holds regional election in defiance of federal govt

Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region held regional elections yesterday in a show of defiance against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who called…

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Ivory Coast on edge as high-stakes election looms

Ivory Coast’s October election was always likely to be tense – but President Alassane Ouattara’s decision last month to seek…

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