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Ruling party retains lead in legislative and municipal elections

Second round of voting will be held on September 15 with a record 98 parties taking part in the elections.

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South Sudan: Many dead after passenger plane crashes in river

At least 19 killed after passenger plane travelling from the capital Juba to the city of Yirol crashes into river.

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South Sudan court jails 10 soldiers for rape and murder

Court hands sentences ranging from seven years to life for raping aid workers and killing a local journalist.

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Ethiopia reopens embassy in Eritrea amid thaw in ties

Leaders from both countries attend ceremony in Asmara as two nations re-establish diplomatic links.

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Death toll in Libya's Tripoli rises as fighting rages on

Rival armed groups have clashed for more than week over control of the capital city.

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Botswana: 87 elephants killed near wildlife sanctuary

Botswana's anti-poaching unit underwent budget cuts in May, leading to an increase in poaching since then.

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DR Congo opposition leader Bemba barred from presidential poll

Constitutional Court backs electoral body's decision that the former VP cannot run because of a pending case at the ICC.

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Bobi Wine recounts 'torture' by Ugandan soldiers

Pop star-turned-MP details for first time beatings he allegedly received from security officers after his arrest.

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Germany, Norway pledge funds for crisis-hit Lake Chad region

International donor conference kicks off in Berlin to stabilise region facing massive humanitarian challenges.

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Death toll in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian base rises to 48

More bodies are likely to be recovered as search and rescue missions continue after assault on army post in Borno state.

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