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Morocco will never recognise W Sahara: deputy FM

Nasser Bourita says Rabat will never change stance that Western Sahara is an integral part of its territory.

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Thousands killed in cattle raids since 2011

Government struggling to reign in violence in remote areas, facing raiders armed with guns and machetes.

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Libya halts hundreds of Europe-bound refugees

More than 400 people, including many women and children, intercepted by Libya's coastguard attempting to reach Europe.

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Angola's dos Santos confirms plan to step down

President says he will not run in August vote after decades in power, but will retain control of powerful ruling party.

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos

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Opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi dies in Brussels

Etienne Tshisekedi was set to take top post in transitional council to pave way for President Kabila's exit.

Etienne Tshisekedi

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Morocco rejoins the African Union after 33 years

Morocco rejoins the AU after a 33-year absence, despite resistance from member states over the status of Western Sahara.

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Inside the African Union race: Why the favourites lost

How did Kenya's Amina and Senegal's Bathily lose the election for African Union Commission chairperson?

Amina Mohamed

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Madagascar: Truck crash kills 47, including newly-weds

At least 47 people die and 22 suffer injuries in road accident outside the town of Anjozorobe near Madagascar's capital.

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The Gambia: President Adama Barrow pledges reforms

New president says he will require complete financial transparency from the ministers he chooses for his government.

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Al-Shabab claims to have killed dozens of Kenyan troops

Armed group says it killed 57 soldiers at an army base in Somalia, while Kenya says "scores" of fighters were killed.

Somali troops

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