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UN says scores of Ethiopians drown on boat en route to Yemen

Sixteen others are missing after boat that left Somalia with at least 100 people capsized in the Gulf of Aden.

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Tunisia sacks interior minister

The sacking comes a week after a boat carrying more than 180 migrants sank off the coast, leaving scores dead.

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Ethiopia accepts peace deal with longtime rival Eritrea

In a surprise move, Addis Ababa recognises conditions of a 2000 agreement that ended a two-year war.

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Attackers hack seven to death in Mozambique

The group, described by locals and officials as 'al-Shabab', has no known link to the Somali group of the same name.

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Ethiopia lifts state of emergency imposed in February

Parliament approves a bill to end the emergency rule two months earlier than planned, local broadcaster reports.

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Death toll from Tunisia migrant shipwreck tops 100

Death toll from the sinking of the boat near Kerkennah Islands has risen to 112, IOM says.

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At least 13 killed in two separate central Nigeria attacks

Women and children among the dead after gunmen storm villages in Benue state.

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Madagascar Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly resigns

Olivier Mahafaly quits to comply with a court ruling that ordered the formation of a new consensus government.

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HRW accuses Morocco of cracking down on peaceful protesters

The rights group says Moroccan authorities used excessive, disproportionate force in dealing with economic protests.

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UN threatens to consider arms embargo on South Sudan

The UNSC votes to consider an arms embargo and sanctions on six officials if fighting does not stop by June 30.

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