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Former top officials in Sierra Leone arrested for corruption

Former vice president and ex-minister have been charged with mismanagement of pubic funds.

President Julius Maada Bio

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EU slams UAE retaliatory acts against Somalia over Gulf crisis

European Parliament condemns UAE, Saudi for cutting financial support to Somalia for its neutrality on the Gulf rift.

Somalia

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Mali election workers suspend strike ahead of presidential vote

Scheduled July 29 election has been overshadowed by political unrest and violence.

Mali election workers

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Kenya: Busia county governor arrested on corruption charges

Busia county Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has fiercely defended his conduct, calling charges a political a 'witch hunt'.

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South Sudan opposition rejects plans to extend Kiir's tenure

Riek Machar's group says extending Salva Kiir's term until 2021 undermines peace talks with opposition forces.

Salva Kiir

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Libya suspends oil exports from two key ports

National Oil Corporation has declared force majeure on crude oil loadings at al-Hariga and Zweitina oil terminals.

oil exports

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Mali: Car bombing targeting French troops kills civilians

Attack underscores fragile security situation in the West African nation as it prepares to go to the polls on July 29.

personnel carrier

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African Union leaders set to meet to review free trade, crises

Delegates also expected to discuss South Sudan's peace process and reconciliation plans between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

African Union leaders

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South Sudan ceasefire violated hours after taking effect

South Sudan's government and armed opposition trade blame as 'permanent' ceasefire is violated within hours.

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Dust storm slams Senegal

The severe weather signals a dramatic start to the country's rainy season.

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Officials say paramilitary forces from the Somali region carried out cross-border attacks in Oromia's East Hararghe.

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