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Tunisia: Assembly votes to abolish human rights commission

Opponents denounce the move saying there wasn't the required number of legislators in the assembly for the vote.

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Emmerson: The pop star challenging Sierra Leone's presidents

'If I go into politics, who would be doing what I'm doing? We need me,' says Emmerson Bockarie.

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Angola: Ex-president's son charged with fraud

Jose Filomeno dos Santos accused of the illegal transfer of $500m while head of the country's sovereign wealth fund.

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Key NMG staff quit for lack of media freedom

They protest the Kenyan government's 'influence' on those who work at the Nation Media Group.

An empty studio of the NTV channel

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Addis Ababa arrests activists violating 'gathering' ban

Ethiopia is in a state of emergency.

State of emergency

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Car-bomb explodes near Somalia's parliament

Two soldiers reportedly killed after explosion at a security checkpoint outside parliament in Mogadishu.

near parliament in Mogadishu

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Comoros passports abused by 'mafia' networks

The commission's report said that nearly 48,000 foreigners – mostly Bidoons - received passports.

Comoros passports

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UN: 124 million people suffer hunger worldwide

'We can end world hunger by 2030, but not as long as there is conflict.'

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Zimbabwe investigates Grace Mugabe for illegal ivory smuggling

Former first lady's ties to ivory smuggling ring under investigation after undercover mission by wildlife photographer.

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Sierra Leone: Court puts break on presidential runoff

Top court orders electoral commission to halt preparations for March 27 vote amid claims of fraud and police harassment.

Sierra Leone's High Court in Freetown

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