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Botswana's former President Ketumile Masire dies aged 91

Botswana has declared three days of national mourning after the death of former President Sir Ketumile Masire, aged 91.

Why a Ugandan farmer gave land to a refugee

In less than a year, a camp in northern Uganda has taken in more refugees than any other in the world, and all of them from war-torn South Sudan.

Kenya's schoolgirls to get free sanitary pads from government

All Kenyan schoolgirls are to get free sanitary pads, the government has said.

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South Africa court allows secret Zuma no-confidence vote

South Africa's highest court has ruled that a vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma can be held in secret.

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#SocialMediaBlackout: South Africans tweet despite boycott call

A call for South Africans to boycott social media for a day to protest against high data costs has ironically seen #SocialMediaBlackout trend.

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Congo-backed militia mutilates toddlers, burns villages: UN

The government-backed Bana Mura militia in Congo has committed horrific crimes in ethnically-motivated attacks in the past few months, including cutting off toddlers' limbs and slicing open pregnant women, the U.N. human rights chief said on Tuesday.

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DR Congo Kasai conflict: 'Thousands dead' in violence

More than 3,300 people have been killed in the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai region since last October, the Catholic Church says.

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Man jailed for dangling baby from window

A court in Algeria has sentenced a man to two years in prison for dangling his baby out of a window in order to attract "likes" on Facebook.

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Man forced to pay ‘bride price for dead wife’

A man in Mozambique’s southern province of Inhambane had to pay the traditional bride price, locally known as “lobolo”, for a dead woman at the weekend, Mozambique’s state radio reports.

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'Half' Nigeria food aid for Boko Haram victims not delivered

Up to half the food aid meant for people who have fled Nigeria's Islamist insurgency has reportedly not been delivered, the government says.

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Mali attack: Gunmen storm resort used by Westerners

Gunmen have stormed a tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners and two people are dead, the country's security minister has said.

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Nigeria apologises to Saudi Arabia over Ramadan dates

Nigeria has apologised to Saudi Arabia after 200 tonnes of dates the kingdom sent as a Ramadan gift were found on sale in local markets.

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AU deploys fact-finding mission to Eritrea-Djibouti border, calls for calm

The African Union (AU) has intervened in the Eritrea-Djibouti territorial dispute saying it has deployed a mission to their border to “establish the facts” while calling for calm and restraint.

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