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South Sudan rejects 4,000 additional UN peacekeepers

The government's move is a contradiction of its decision in November to accept the troops' deployment.

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Yahya Jammeh slams foreign pressure, appoints mediator

President calls Gambians to wait for a Supreme Court ruling to determine the credibility of last month's election.

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh

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Gambia: Yahya Jammeh's election challenge postponed

Top court unable to rule on president's petition amid doubts over whether a peaceful political transition will happen.

Yahya Jammeh

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Reports: Morocco bans production and sale of burqa

Local news media say law due to take effect soon also prohibits import and marketing of burqa in "all cities and towns".

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Alassane Ouattara dismisses security chiefs as PM quits

President fires heads of army and police after two-day army mutiny stokes security fears in West African country.

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African leaders to visit Banjul to push Jammeh to go

Those involved in political-transition talks concerned over country's worsening security including crackdown on media.

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Chad's Hissene Habre appeals conviction, life sentence

Lawyers for Chad's former ruler argue trial by special court in Senegal was marred by procedural errors.

Hissene Habre

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Ghana: Nana Akufo-Addo caught up in plagiarism row

Office of new president apologises for lifting passages from speeches by ex-US leaders during his inaugural address.

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Nigeria marks 1,000 days since Chibok girls' abduction

President Buhari is "hopeful" the remaining 195 girls will be saved as activists urge him to treat issue as a priority.

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Jacob Zuma calls for ANC unity, admits mistakes

President Jacob Zuma calls for end to ANC infighting as South Africa's ruling party marks 105 years since its formation.

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