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Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine arrested on arrival

Authorities in the East African country deny opposition legislator was arrested and say he was just 'escorted' home.

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Rights group accuses South Sudan of 'war crimes'

Witnesses say soldiers and militiamen targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, and killing male infants.

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Togo announces referendum, legislative election dates

Local elections and a constitutional referendum will be held on December 16 while legislative polls are four days later.

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Amnesty: Violence in Cameroon's anglophone regions escalates

Rights group says it has authenticated a video showing separatists with the decapitated head of a policeman.

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South Africa's top court legalises private use of cannabis

The Constitutional Court has ordered the parliament to draft new laws within 24 months to reflect the order.

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Liberia investigating disappearance of $100m in bank notes

Newly printed money vanished as it was being transported to the central bank, according to officials.

President Weah

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Ethiopia: Thousands protest after deadly ethnic violence

At least 200 people have been arrested by police in connection with the violence over the weekend that saw 23 killed.

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ICC sentences DRC's Jean-Pierre Bemba over witness tampering

The former vice president has been barred from the Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election over the case.

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Ethiopia, Eritrea sign peace deal at Saudi Arabia summit

Peace agreement bolsters historic peace accord between former Horn of Africa enemies after two decades of enmity.

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Nigeria floods kill 100 people across 10 states

A national disaster has been declared in four states after devastating floods hit different parts of Nigeria.

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