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Sudan floods: Villages submerged as death toll rises

River Gash in Kassala state burst its banks flooding entire villages inhabited by farmers and forcing thousands to flee.

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Zambia: President Edgar Lungu elected in disputed vote

Zambia's opposition party rejects result of the election, claiming the electoral commission colluded to rig the vote.

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Scores 'hacked to death' in machete attack in DR Congo

At least 64 bodies recovered near Beni town in North Kivu, but local authorities warn death toll could rise.

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South Sudan softens stance on UN peacekeeping force

Presidential spokesperson says government will accept force if it can negotiate its size, mandate, weapons and members.

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Boko Haram releases purported video of Chibok girls

Nigerian government says it is in contact with Boko Haram after new video reportedly shows kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.

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Zimbabwe's opposition leaders rally against Mugabe

Former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai and ex-deputy president Joice Mujuru call for unity among opposition parties.

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UN approves new peacekeeping force to South Sudan

The resolution allows the deployment of 4,000 more UN forces to the country following the latest wave of violence.

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Thousands of South Sudanese flee fighting for Uganda

More than 70,000 South Sudanese have crossed the border with Uganda since fighting erupted last month.

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Libyan forces recapture ISIL headquarters in Sirte

UN-backed government forces say they have taken complete control of Ouagadougou complex, ISIL headquarters in the city.

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Zambia votes with high turnout in test for ruling party

Voting for presidential and parliamentary elections begins after a campaign blighted by violence between rival groups.

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