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No power, no cake: Mugabe 'unloved' on his 94th birthday

Over the years, the world and Zimbabweans, in particular, had grown accustomed to Robert Mugabe’s lavish birthday parties, characterised by grand cakes and pompous public gatherings.

Five officers killed in SA police station raid

Five police officers and a soldier have been shot dead during a raid on their station in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.

Egypt puts former presidential candidate on terrorism list

An Egyptian court has put former Islamist presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh on a terrorism list on Tuesday, state news agency MENA reported, following his arrest for alleged contacts with the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

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Ban on Tsvangirai's funeral lifted

Kenyan officials have allowed two opposition supporters to fly to Zimbabwe after detaining them at an airport overnight.

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Nigerian bishop 'backed by pope but rejected by rebel priests' resigns

A Nigerian bishop whom Pope Francis had fiercely defended has resigned after a five-year, sometimes violent, standoff with rebel priests and faithful who rejected him as an ethnic outsider, the Vatican said on Monday.

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BBC starts Igbo and Yoruba services in Nigeria

Two new language services have been launched by the BBC World Service for Igbo and Yoruba speakers in Nigeria and West and Central Africa.

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Togo crisis talks set to begin on Monday

The Togolese government and opposition finally decided to convene on Monday for a last resort at dialogue.

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Cows stray into Nigeria airport runway, delay aircraft’s landing

An Air Peace flight was prevented from landing Saturday as cows strayed into the runway of the Akure airport in Ondo state.

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Arrest made over Grace Mugabe PhD award

The vice-chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe.

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Cyril Ramaphosa pledges 'new dawn' for South Africa

New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a "new dawn" in his first State of the Nation address.

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Kenyan MP arrested over multi-million dollar scam

A Kenyan MP has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a multi-million dollar scam.

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Uganda journalist investigating a death 'abducted'

Concerns are rising for a missing Ugandan journalist investigating the death of a Finnish businessman who died in mysterious circumstances in a Kampala hotel.

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Ethiopia PM in surprise resignation

The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, has resigned amid deadly anti-government protests, state TV reports.

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