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Outrage over Helen Zille's colonialism tweets

Former DA leader apologises for social media posts suggesting that the legacy of colonialism was not all negative.

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King of Morocco ousts PM over post-election deadlock

Royalist supporters reluctant to share power with Islamist party as Mohammed plans replacement for Abdelilah Benkirane.

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Somalia pirates: Anger fuels return of ship attacks

Locals say pirate attacks will continue and blame the government in Puntland for granting foreigners fishing permits.

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Addis Ababa: Death toll hits 113 in rubbish landslide

Rescue teams searching for survivors days after hillside of trash collapsed at Koshe landfill site, burying slum houses.

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Boris Johnson: Moving fast to tackle famine threat

Foreign secretary addresses drought with Somali president, vowing to tackle 'underlying problems' threatening famine.

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Ethiopia reports deadly raid by gunmen from South Sudan

Murle bandits allegedly crossed into Ethiopia's Gambella region and killed 28 people before fleeing with 43 children.

Gambella

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Female teenage suicide bombers kill 2, wound 16

In a new tactic targeting an individual home, four teenage girls detonated explosives outside Maiduguri.

A military truck

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Khalifa Haftar launches offensive on key oil ports

Forces loyal to renegade general launch push to seize oil terminals in eastern Libya from the Benghazi Defence Brigade.

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Kenya doctors end strike after deal with government

Thousands of physicians call off 100-day strike over pay and working conditions after dozens died without care.

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Somali pirates hijack ship with Sri Lankan crew onboard

UAE oil tanker Aris 13 reportedly hijacked off Somalia, first pirate attack of a commercial vessel there since 2012.

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