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South African court blocks Jacob Zuma corruption appeal

The High Court has blocked an appeal by South African president against corruption charges dating back to the 1990s.

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Diaspora Eritreans protest regime human rights abuses

Thousands of diaspora Eritreans march in support of UN report that accuses government of crime against humanity.

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Senegal: Karim Wade released from prison

Karim Wade reportedly flown to Qatar after being granted presidential pardon despite corruption charges.

Karim Wade

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UN to send peacekeepers home over South Sudan inaction

Peacekeepers reprimanded over "lack of responsiveness" during deadly attack on refugee camp in Malakal in February.

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Australian company's workers kidnapped in Nigeria

Gunmen kill local driver and abduct seven men working for Australian mining giant Macmahon near Calabar.

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'Nearly 200 refugees die of starvation' in Nigeria camp

MSF says "a catastrophic humanitarian emergency" is unfolding at a camp in Bama, where 24,000 people have taken refuge.

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Dozens of pro-government fighters killed in Libya clash

Fighting in Sirte results in one of the heaviest tolls in the month-long campaign to retake the city from ISIL fighters.

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Blast at ammunition depot kills dozens in Libya

More than 20 civilians killed in an explosion at an ammunition store in the Libyan town of Garabulli east of Tripoli.

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Violent protests rock S Africa's capital ahead of vote

Vehicles torched and roads barricaded in Pretoria in protests over disputed mayoral candidate for municipal elections.

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Kenya: Five police killed in 'al-Shabab convoy attack'

Police vehicle escorting passenger bus in Mandera is set on fire after being attacked by suspected al-Shabab fighters.

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