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Zimbabwe drops incitement charges against journalist Hopewell Chin’ono

The Zimbabwe high court has dropped charges of inciting violent anti-government protests against journalist Hopewell Chin’ono.

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Ramaphosa to meet Senegalese President Macky Sall

Senegal marks the end of Ramaphosa’s four-nation state visit to West Africa.

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Gambia opposition rejects partial election results

Three opposition candidates have rejected the partial results of Gambia's election that show President Adama Barrow with a commanding lead, they said ...

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Zambia detects first cases of Omicron coronavirus ...

Zambia has detected its first cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant in three people who tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week, the health ministry said on Saturday.
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At least 20 killed as bus swept away by flood ...

At least 20 people drowned on Saturday when a bus carrying a group of religious faithful was swept away by flood waters as the driver tried to cross a river in the eastern Kenyan county of Kitui, the county governor said.
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Gambia's President Barrow takes slim, early lead as vote-tallies continue

Gambian President Adama Barrow had a narrow early lead after Saturday's presidential election, according to provisional ...

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Libya court reinstates Gaddafi presidential bid amid election chaos

A Libyan court ruled on Thursday that the son of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi could run for president, his lawyer ...

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Cyril Ramaphosa to hold bilateral talks with Ivory Coast’s Alassane Ouattara

The Ivory Coast presents opportunities beyond its borders as an entry point for investment and a springboard to other ...

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Zimbabwe announces 10-day mandatory quarantine to curb Omicron variant

The mandatory quarantine is regardless of a PCR test result.

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Ethiopia’s PM, on frontline, urges troops to ‘destroy’ enemy

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said his foes had been defeated and promised to recapture territory in the region ...

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Lesotho ex-PM Thomas Thabane charged over murder of estranged wife

Lesotho's former prime minister, Thomas Thabane, was charged on Tuesday over the murder of his estranged wife in a case ...

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Nigeria confirms first Omicron cases among travellers from South Africa

Nigeria confirmed its first cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in two travellers who arrived from SA last week, the ...

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Botswana appeals court upholds ruling that decriminalised gay sex

Botswana's Court of Appeal on Monday upheld a 2019 ruling that decriminalised gay sex, effectively striking off two ...

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Burkina Faso holds mass burial for slain gendarmes, reports more killings of police

Burkina Faso on Tuesday buried many of the 49 gendarmes killed in a recent strike on a security outpost, even as the ...

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Explosion rocks Somali capital Mogadishu

The blast which occurred near the K4 junction in the heart of Mogadishu was so huge it collapsed the walls of nearby ...

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Sudan military to reinstate ousted PM Hamdok after deal reached — Umma Party head

Sudan's military plans to reinstate ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok following an agreement reached in the late ...

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Three suicide bombers kill three, wound dozens in Ugandan capital

The blasts in Kampala, which forced the evacuation of parliament, shocked a nation known as a bulwark against violent ...

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Al Jazeera’s Sudan bureau chief arrested after protests

Sudanese security forces raided the home of Al Jazeera's Khartoum bureau chief and arrested him on Sunday, the ...

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More than 600 migrants reach Italy by sea from North Africa

More than 600 migrants, many of them Egyptians, arrived in southern Italy over the past 24 hours, officials said on ...

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Son of former Libyan ruler Gaddafi runs for president

The son of Libya's late dictator Muammar Gaddafi appeared for nearly the first time in a decade on Sunday to register ...