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Ghana tree fall kills at least 18 in waterfall pool

At least 20 more people also injured in the incident near Kintampo town, according to police.

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Police displace thousands in Nigeria's Otodo-Gbame slum

Police demolish the homes of more than 4,700 people in Lagos' Otodo-Gbame as they clear area in defiance of court order.

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East Libyan forces claim victory in southwest Banghazi

Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army kills 23 rival fighters and arrests six more, ending weeks of siege.

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Burundi's capital hit by floods

Roughly a month's worth of rain in a night destroys homes in Bujumbura.

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Celebrity social media push to help Somalia goes viral

Campaign to raise $1m to deliver humanitarian aid to famine-hit African country gets massive public support.

humanitarian aid

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Morocco's king names former foreign minister as new PM

Saad-Eddine El Othmani, a former foreign minister from the Islamist PJD party, tasked to form a new government.

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Somali pirates release oil tanker and crew

Vessel and eight sailors freed apparently without ransom payment, ending first hijacking of commercial ship since 2012.

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Namibia tribes lodge case against Germany over genocide

Lawyers representing indigenous tribes appear in New York court over colonial-era massacre of 100,000 people.

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Somali refugees killed near Bab al-Mandeb Strait

Attack on boat near the Bab al-Mandeb Strait leaves 31 people reportedly carrying official UNHCR documents dead.

Bab al-Mandeb Strait

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Sierra Leone pastor finds huge 706-carat diamond

Government says gem will be sold with a 'transparent' bidding process to the benefit of the community and country.

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