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South Sudan's Kiir grants rebel leader Machar, others amnesty

President Kiir pardoned all those involved in the nation's civil war as part of a recent peace deal.

President Salva Kiir

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Zimbabwe opposition figure fleeing arrest denied asylum in Zambia

The election has been marred by deadly protests and accusations of a crackdown on opposition and vote-rigging.

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DR Congo's Kabila will not stand for re-election: spokesman

Ruling coalition nominates former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary as its presidential candidate.

Joseph Kabila

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Ethiopia signs deal with Oromo rebels to end hostilities

Agreement appears to be another step by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to improve the country's security.

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

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Nigerian spy chief fired over parliament 'takeover'

Security forces briefly block lawmakers from entering National Assembly, prompting dismissal of intelligence chief.

Members of security forces

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20 years after al-Qaeda attack, Kenyans still bear scars

Around the world, people are marking the 20th anniversary of simultaneous US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

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South Sudan's rival leaders sign power-sharing agreement

Once the final deal is signed, the foes will have three months to form a transitional government.

South Sudan's rival leaders

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Soldiers killed in al-Shabab military base attack near Mogadishu

A suicide car bomb explodes near the gate of a military base in Afgoye before of president's visit to the town.

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DRC: New Ebola deaths confirmed, dozens believed infected

Health ministry says up to 43 people may have contracted the Ebola virus since latest outbreak declared last week.

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Mali: Candidate Soumaila Cisse goes to court alleging vote fraud

In advance of runoff, opposition leader files complaints of ballot box stuffing and other violations, says spokesman.

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Tight security as President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita faces ex-finance minister Soumaila Cisse in second round of voting.

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