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Uhuru Kenyatta has been inaugurated for a second term as Kenya’s president at a ceremony in the capital, Nairobi, boycotted by the opposition. The ceremony...

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Emmerson Mnangagwa has been inaugurated as Zimbabwe's new president in a ceremony at a packed stadium in the capital, Harare. The move follows the dramatic...

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Oscar Pistorius' jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Stenkamp has been increased to 13 years and five months, a South African court has...

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Zimbabwe's former vice-president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose dismissal led to the shock resignation of long-time President Robert Mugabe, will be sworn in as the new...

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has announced his resignation ending his 37 years of rule. The announcement sparked jubilant celebrations in the nation's streets. A letter from...

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has refused to resign and vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite mounting calls for him to stand...

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Top leaders of Zimbabwe’s ruling party Zanu-PF are calling on President Robert Mugabe to step down, as pressure on him intensifies following a military...

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Zimbabwe's detained President Robert Mugabe is reportedly refusing to resign immediately, amid growing calls for him to step down. Robert Mugabe, 93, was put under...

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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has been placed under house arrest in the capital Harare, South African President Jacob Zuma says. Robert Mugabe told Jacob Zuma...

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Zimbabwe’s army has seized control in the African country but has said President Robert Mugabe, in power since 1980, is safe. After seizing state TV,...

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Kenyan voters go to polls amid tight security in a re-run of the presidential election, which is being boycotted by the main opposition. Riot police...

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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has decided to withdraw from October's election re-run. Raila Odinga said his decision would give the electoral commission enough time...

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in as Kenya's president after winning elections against Raila Odinga back in March

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The result of Kenya's presidential election has been annulled by the country’s Supreme Court after citing irregularities. The court ordered a new election within 60...

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country on August 19, after three months in London for medical treatment. Officials refused to disclose what the...

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A wall collapsed at Senegal’s Demba Diop stadium at the end of the League Cup final between Stade de Mbour and Union Sportive Ouakam...

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Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s second son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, is said to have been freed in Libya under an amnesty, in a move which could...

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A hot, crispy dosa was served on the banana leaf with oozed goodness— the kind of goodness that you want if you’ve navigated five...

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An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) announces. At least one person has died after...

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Boko Haram has released 82 schoolgirls from a group of 276 they abducted in north-eastern Nigeria three years ago, President Muhammadu Buhari's office says. The...

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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has abandoned a May Day rally after he was booed by workers demanding his resignation. Scuffles broke out between President...

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Smuggling networks are quite intricate, their networks are multilateral: they involve people on both sides of the Mediterranean, that’s to say on both continents...

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S&P Global has cut South Africa's credit rating to junk status. The ratings agency said that South Africa’s political upheaval, including the recent sacking of...

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At least 18 people, mainly students, have been killed by a large tree that fell on them at a popular waterfall spot in Kintampo,...

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The Gambia intends to rejoin the Commonwealth, UK’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who is in the West African country, has confirmed. Boris Johnson’s visit, the...

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Gambia's newly-elected President Adama Barrow has returned to the country to assume power - days after his predecessor Yahya Jammeh left to go into...