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Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Mandela dies

Uncompromising opponent of racial-segregation system maintained ties with Nelson Mandela despite their divorce in 1996.

Winnie Mandela

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African Union: 30 al-Shabab fighters killed in Somalia attack

African Union claim comes after armed group said it killed 59 AU soldiers in an attack on a base in southern Somalia.

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Abiy Ahmed sworn in as Ethiopia's prime minister

Country's parliament elects Abiy Ahmed as new leader a week after his nomination as chairman of ruling coalition.

Abiy Ahmed

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Gunfire and explosions 'rock Nigeria's Maiduguri'

Security forces in battle with large number of fighters suspected to be members of the Boko Haram armed group.

Maiduguri

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Mokgweetsi Masisi sworn in as Botswana's new president

One of Africa's strongest democracies sees fifth smooth transition of power as new leader vows to tackle unemployment.

Mokgweetsi Masisi

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Mali hands 'de facto chief of Islamic Police' over to ICC

Suspect was identified by the ICC as Ansar Dine's 'de facto chief of Islamic Police' during conflict five years ago.

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Somalia: Al-Shabab attacks African Union base

Fierce gun battle lasts for several hours after attack on military camp in Bulo Marer, 160km southwest of Mogadishu.

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Ethiopia: More than 1,100 detained under state of emergency

State-affiliated media says 1,107 people have been arrested for violating the emergency decree announced last month.

Ethiopia's Oromia region

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Sierra Leone votes in delayed presidential runoff

Second round of voting pits APC's Sumara Kamara against SLPP's Julius Maada.

Sierra Leone votes

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Building Wakanda: Africa's search for the next Einstein

Africa's top scientists gather in the Rwandan capital of Kigali to focus on the future of science in the continent.

Building Wakanda

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