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Opposition candidate Moise Katumbi blocked from entering DRC

Aspiring presidential candidates have until August 8 to submit applications and need to physically be in DRC to do so.

Moise Katumbi

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Over 20 passengers die after Nigeria boat capsizes

Rescue teams recover the bodies of 17 women and four children on board the boat in northwestern state of Sokoto.

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Ethiopia to charge five over attack at PM Abiy rally

Addis Ababa court has granted federal prosecutors 15 days to arraign the suspects for their role in a deadly blast.

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Mali election: Keita and Cisse go to runoff vote

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and opposition leader Soumaila Cisse to compete in second round of voting on August 12.

Mali election

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Jean Pierre Bemba registers as DRC presidential candidate

A day after returning to country following 11 years away, opposition leader lodges papers with electoral commission.

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Dambisa Moyo: Foreign aid is 'corrosive' to democracy in Africa

Best-selling author says foreign aid has undermined African governments, and praises China's role on the continent.

Dambisa Moyo, a Zambian-born best-selling author and economist

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DRC: New Ebola virus outbreak days after previous epidemic ends

Health ministry announces Ebola outbreak in DRC just days after previous emergence of the deadly virus is declared over.

Ebola virus

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South African women march against gender-based violence

Nationwide rallies kick-off with women demanding state action for victims of rape, sexual violence in South Africa.

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South Africa plans to amend constitution to allow land seizure

Most land in the country remains in white hands 25 years since black-majority government took power from white rule.

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Three Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic

The reporters were investigating the activities of so-called Wagner group, a group of private military contractors.

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Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, has been held in custody with his next court appearance due on August 23.

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