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Man killed as 500,000 join Guinea opposition rally

One man shot dead and 12 wounded as at least half a million protest against alleged government corruption.

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Zambia arrests 133 protesters after contested election

Police accuse the opposition of attacking perceived supporters of the president after disputed election result.

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Mauritania anti-slavery activists 'tortured in custody'

Thirteen anti-slavery campaigners in Mauritania claim to have been tortured while detained by authorities.

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Nigerian journalist wanted over Boko Haram video

Army wants to question journalist and two others after release of video purporting to show kidnapped Chibok girls.

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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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