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Raila Odinga warns of rigging ahead of Kenya election

Candidate and ex-PM Raila Odinga says he is prepared to stop an alleged plot by the president's ruling Jubilee party.

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga

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Ethiopia lifts state of emergency imposed in October

Measure enforced after deadly protests ends with defence minister saying government has dealt with 'troublemakers'.

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Paul Kagame wins presidential poll by a landslide

Incumbent leader extends 17 years in power after crushing opponent amid allegations of political repression.

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Kenyatta, Odinga campaign for votes ahead of tight race

Presidential runners Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga try to win voters on final day of campaigning.

Nairobi

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Mauritania votes on controversial constitutional reform

The referendum initiated by the president seeks to abolish the Senate and alter the country's flag, among other changes.

Aziz supporters

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Kagame poised for another term as Rwanda polls close

President believed to enjoy widespread popularity but faces allegations of political repression as he seeks third term.

Rwanda polls

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More than 250 killed in DR Congo's Kasai, says UN

UN report details accounts of 'the screams of people being burned alive' and others who were 'cut down'.

Democratic Republic of Congo

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Rwanda vote expected to extend Kagame's rule

President Paul Kagame is running for third term and enjoys widespread popularity but critics say opposition is silenced.

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South African held in Mali released by al-Qaeda

Stephen McGowan was the longest-held of a group of four foreigners taken hostage by armed group in Timbuktu in 2011.

McGowan's father, right, and Nkoana-Mashabane

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Al-Shabab suspected in deadly bus attack in Lamu

Vehicle travelling from Mombasa to Kipini targeted in Lamu, killing three people, amid tensions in run-up to elections.

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Sierra Leone: Death toll from landslide nears 500

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Grace Mugabe granted immunity after leaving S Africa

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Zimbabwe blocks flights amid Grace Mugabe scandal

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Kenya opposition files challenge over election results

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Buhari to return after lengthy UK medical treatment

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DR Congo landslide death toll climbs to 200

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Breeders say open trade will stop poachers slaughtering rhino but activists say legal sales could fuel illegal hunting.

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