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Muhammadu Buhari 'to return to Nigeria on Friday'

President recently extended his medical leave, deepening suspicions that his health was far worse than officials admit.

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Remains of opposition activist Solo Sandeng exhumed

Police say investigators exhumed body of Solo Sandeng who died in custody during the rule of former President Jammeh.

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Famine-hit South Sudan hikes fees for work permits

Work permit fees increased 100-fold for foreign aid workers to $10,000, officials say, despite ongoing famine.

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Lawmaker Abdellatif Merdas shot dead in Casablanca

Moroccan police say a suspect has been arrested after member of Constitutional Union party is gunned down near his home.

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Kenya's striking doctors defy order to resume work

Union officials say they will wait for the conclusion of court-supervised resolution of the three months-long dispute.

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Sudan's Omar al-Bashir pardons 259 rebels

Move comes after insurgents released 125 soldiers who fought in Darfur conflict that killed 300,000 people since 2003.

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South Africa police probe heist at Johannesburg airport

Thieves posing as police allegedly intercepted security guards as they were transporting money to a waiting aircraft.

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ICC withdrawal revoked after court ruling: UN

UN treaty posts website notice saying that the South African government will no longer pursue ICC withdrawal.

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Antonio Guterres raises alarm as hunger crisis worsens

UN chief raises alarm during visit to drought-hit Somalia where half the population is battling hunger and disease.

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Strongest cyclone in 13 years hits Madagascar

Cyclone Enawo makes landfall in northeastern Madagascar, packing winds of up to 270 kilometres per hour.

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