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Voting closes in Gabon as Ali Bongo seeks second term

Voters in the country to decide whether President Ali Bongo will remain in office or be unseated by a career diplomat.

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Tunisia's new government wins parliamentary approval

Prime Minister-designate Youssef Chahed's new unity government wins votes of confidence in parliament.

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Morocco: Outrage over Islamist couple sex scandal

The couple, due to appear in court on September 1, were found in a "sexual position" by the beach.

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Nigeria may see a repeat of the 2012 floods

Nigeria’s rainy season brings with it inevitable flooding. This year is no exception, but the worst may be yet to come.

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One year after peace deal, South Sudan 'worse off'

On anniversary of South Sudan's peace deal, the head of the agreement's monitoring body says fighting halted progress.

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Zimbabwe police teargas anti-Mugabe protesters

Zimbabwe police beat up protesters and block off the site of an opposition rally in Harare, despite high court backing.

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Somalia: Al-Shabab gunmen attack beach restaurant

Gunmen detonate a car bomb and storm a beach restaurant in the capital, Mogadishu.

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UN: 475,000 children at risk in Lake Chad area

At least 49,000 in Nigeria's Borno state will die of malnutrition this year if they do not receive help, UNICEF warns.

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Zimbabwe: Anti-Mugabe protests turn violent in Harare

Tear gas, water cannons and batons used to disperse rally in capital Harare with unconfirmed reports of injuries.

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South Sudan's Riek Machar in Khartoum for medical care

South Sudan opposition leader will remain in Sudan's capital for medical treatment, the Sudanese government says.

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