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Burundi backs new constitution extending presidential term limits

President Pierre Nkurunziza could now run for two more terms after vote decried by opposition as foregone conclusion.

President Pierre Nkurunziza

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DR Congo launches first Ebola vaccination programme

Health staff working in the epicentre of the current outbreak are first to receive the immunisation, DRC officials say.

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Cyclone Sagar: At least 15 people killed in Somalia

Tens of thousands of people are affected by flooding as details of the destruction slowly emerge.

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Sudan summons Egypt ambassador over 'insulting' TV series

Khartoum appears to have been angered by the idea that Egyptian armed groups would find refuge in Sudan.

Sudanese President Bashir

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Saudi Arabia 'to release 1,000 Ethiopian prisoners'

Release comes after request by Ethiopian prime minister during official visit to Riyadh, Ethiopian media reports.

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Burundi opposition leader rejects referendum ahead of result

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is seeking a constitutional amendment allowing him to rule until 2034.

Rwasa

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DRC: Three new Ebola cases confirmed in city of Mbandaka

Outbreak, first reported in a remote rural area, has its first confirmed case in Mbandaka, a city of 1.2 million.

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Tropical cyclone threatens Somalia and Djibouti

A rare storm in the region is expected to bring torrential rain and stormy seas to coastal regions.

Tropical cyclone

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Counting under way in Burundi vote on extending president's rule

President Pierre Nkurunziza wants 'yes' votes in a referendum to potentially extend his reign until 2034.

Pierre Nkurunziza

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DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to city, says WHO

The outbreak has reached the city of Mbandaka, about 150km from where it was first reported, according to WHO.

DR Congo Ebola

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