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UN peacekeepers killed in Mali base attack

UN officials say three killed and 30 wounded after assault on a base in northeastern Mali.

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South Sudan's Kiir reappoints rival Machar as deputy

The appointment was agreed as part of an August 2015 peace deal, which has been repeatedly broken.

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South Africa: President Zuma heckled in annual speech

Following violent protests, opposition members walk out of president's much-anticipated State of the Nation address.

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Rwanda to relocate Burundian refugees after warnings

Decision comes as Kigali faces accusations of involvement in "destabilising activities" in crisis-hit Burundi.

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South Africa: Zuma in 'toughest' State of the Nation

Following protests, president's much-anticipated speech delayed by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters party.

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Nigerian refugee camp hit by twin suicide bombers

More than 70 killed in twin suicide attacks at camp in Borno state for people displaced by Boko Haram-related violence.

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Al-Shabab 'planning Somalia attacks using AU uniforms'

African Union says armed group is hoping to stage attacks disguised as AMISOM troops, using uniforms it took from them.

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Zimbabwe pleads for cash to stop mass starvation

Harare seeking $1.5bn to help save more than a quarter of the population from starving to death, as drought worsens.

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S African court to rule on Zuma's $23m home upgrade

Constitutional Court to make a decision on whether the president should return funds used on private renovation.

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58,000 children 'facing death' in drought-hit Somalia

UN calls for urgent support for tens of thousands of children amid severe drought exacerbated by a strong El Nino.

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