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Turkey sets up largest overseas army base in Somalia

Ankara move is part of efforts to increase foothold in the in the Horn of Africa country.

Turkey army base

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Ethiopians gather for festival marred by bloodshed

At least 50 Oromo people died last year at the Irreecha festival after police fired tear gas and started a stampede.

Oromo protest

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Deaths reported in military cargo plane crash in DRC

Technical problem suspected in cargo plane crash following take-off from Kinshasa airport, leaving at least 10 dead.

Kinshasa

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More than half of Borno schools closed over Boko Haram

Close to three million children in need of education as threat from armed group in northeast persists, says UNICEF.

Borno schools

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Somalia: Al-Shabab launches attack on military base

Suicide car bombers, gunmen strike Barire military outpost outside Mogadishu in a brazen assault by the armed group.

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Car bomb blast kills seven in Somalia's Mogadishu

Explosion goes off alongside densely-populated road in Somali capital's Hamarweyne district, according to officials.

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Uganda introduces bill to remove presidential age limit

Bill brought to parliament by ruling party MP will allow President Yoweri Museveni to seek a sixth term in office.

Fistfights erupted in parliament

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Libyan rights groups accuse UAE of war crimes

Groups say hundreds of civilians killed in air strikes by UAE and forces loyal to a UAE-allied renegade general.

Khalifa Haftar.

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Thousands march against corruption in South Africa

Trade union confederation says time has come for 'workers and citizens to stand up and push back against this rot'.

The call for Zuma to step down

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Angola swears in Joao Lourenco as president

Former defence minister takes over from Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil-rich nation for 38 years.

Joao Lourenco

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