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Zimbabwe's wet season helps with bumper crops

Country able to export excess food following good spells of rain and a concerted effort by the government.

Chivi, Zimbabwe

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WHO: Malaria vaccine to be 'real life' tested in Africa

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to start large scale trial of RTS,S injectable vaccine in 2018.

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Kuki Gallmann shot as land invasions surge in Kenya

The 73-year-old conservation park owner was ambushed as armed cattle-herders search for scarce grazing land.

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Roadside bomb kills six soldiers in Somalia's Puntland

Al-Shabab claims deadly attack with improvised explosive device on a military pickup truck, 40km south of Bosasso.

Al-Shabab fighters

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South Africa minibus crash kills 20 children

Van packed with kids collides with truck 70km outside the capital Pretoria, killing and trapping many students inside.

minibus

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Military court convicts Cameroon journalist Ahmed Abba

Ahmed Abba, in jail since July 2015 over his reporting on Boko Haram, could face death penalty, according to his lawyer.

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UN: 17 new mass graves found in central DRC

ICC will investigate reports of rapes and killings by soldiers if DRC government fails to, UN rights chief says.

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Refugees free UN staff held hostage in DRC camp

Unarmed South Sudanese refugees demanding to be moved to a third country had captured 16 MONUSCO staff.

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S Sudan refugees 'hold 13 UN staff hostage' in DRC camp

UN official says negotiations ongoing with 100 unarmed refugees at camp in eastern DRC after MONUSCO staff held.

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Report: 669 killed in Ethiopia violence since August

Report from government's human rights commission blames a lot of the violence on opposition groups.

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