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Ghana elections: Vote count begins in tight contest

Elections come at a time of severe economic decline and reports of rising voter intimidation in west African nation.

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Kenyans urged to end medical strike after patients die

President Uhuru Kenya urges medical workers to return to job, saying nearly 20 patients have died in three days.

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Nigeria grapples with starvation amid Boko Haram battle

The United Nations warns of the 'largest crisis in Africa' as the offensive against Boko Haram moves at a snail's pace.

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Ghana goes to the polls in closely fought election

The race is tight with President John Mahama and his rival Nana Akufo Addo running neck and neck in opinion polls.

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Libyan troops clearing Sirte of remaining ISIL fighters

Forces wary of storming buildings as ISIL believed to be using women and children as human shields.

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Former LRA warlord denies war crimes in ICC trial

Dominic Ongwen faces charges of rape, murder, forced marriage and the use of child soldiers.

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Several dead in DR Congo clashes

At least 20 killed, including 10 soldiers, in central DR Congo as security forces clashed with armed fighters.

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Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down

The fake embassy operated illegally for a decade issuing visas at a cost of $6,000 each, according to State Department.

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South Africa's move to quit ICC challenged in court

Democratic Alliance opposition party challenges government over move to withdraw from International Criminal Court.

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Cameroon teachers, lawyers strike in battle for English

Anglophones say French is being imposed in schools and court rooms in English-speaking regions.

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