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JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's main opposition leader called on Wednesday for a six-month extension to a deadline of Nov. 12 for forming a unity government, confirming the country's peace process would not adhere to its original timeline.

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DOUALA, Cameroon (Reuters) - A landslide caused by heavy rains in western Cameroon killed at least 42 people overnight, state media reported on Tuesday.

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MAPUTO (Reuters) - Mozambique's main opposition party Renamo on Tuesday appealed the result of the Oct. 15 general election, calling on the country's top court to annul incumbent President Filipe Nyusi's victory.

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DOUALA (Reuters) - Rescue teams in Cameroon were scouring the rubble of destroyed houses for survivors on Tuesday after a landslide caused by heavy rainfall killed at least 22 people, state television reported.

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia President Kais Saied made his first major decision as head of state on Tuesday, approving the replacement of the foreign and defence ministers as the new parliament prepares for coalition talks.

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TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's U.N.-backed Government of National Accord on Tuesday reopened Mitiga, Tripoli's only functioning airport, after almost two months of closure, the transportation minister said.

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NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan mother Beth Mwende heard her sleeping three-year-old cry out, but did not worry further after the child quickly settled - until the next morning, when she found her daughter, Mercy, semi-conscious with two fang marks in the neck.

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NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan mother Beth Mwende heard her sleeping three-year-old cry out, but did not worry further after the child quickly settled - until the next morning, when she found her daughter, Mercy, semi-conscious with two fang marks in the neck.

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MOSCOW/CAIRO (Reuters) - A parallel central bank in eastern Libya stepped up deliveries of new banknotes from Russia this year, before and after eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar launched a military offensive to capture Tripoli, Russian customs data show.

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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Suspected jihadists killed 16 villagers in northern Burkina Faso on Monday in an incident highlighting the increased presence of Sahel-based Islamists in the area, local and security sources said.

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has imposed emergency measures, including rationing, to save dwindling water supplies after an abnormally hot, dry summer coupled with below average rainfall and a spike in usage pushes the country towards a crippling shortage.

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RABAT (Reuters) - An Islamic State cell broken up last week planned to attack Casablanca and its port, but a Syrian militant who assisted the group remains at large, the head of Morocco's BCIJ security agency said on Monday.

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MAPUTO (Reuters) - Mozambique's incumbent President Filipe Nyusi has won a landslide victory in an election it was hoped would calm tensions in a nation soon to become a top global gas exporter, but has instead stoked divisions as opposition parties cry foul.

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MAPUTO (Reuters) - Mozambique's incumbent President Filipe Nyusi has won 73% of the vote in a presidential election, the National Election Commission (CNE) said, securing a landslide victory in a contest opposition parties say was marred by fraud and violence.

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LAGOS (Reuters) - Author Bernardine Evaristo hopes her Booker Prize-winning novel will help to alter perceptions of black British people among African readers and Britons she sees as grappling with heightened racial tension.

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NAIROBI (Reuters) - Four Burundian journalists arrested this week were charged on Saturday with undermining state security, an editor at their newspaper tweeted, as Burundi's government clamps down on journalists and human rights groups ahead of elections in 2020.

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Much of the fighting seen during protests in Ethiopia this week was ethnically tinged, eyewitnesses said on Saturday, describing attacks by young men from the Oromo ethnic group against people from other ethnic groups.

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DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's state carrier plans to double the size of its fleet to 14 aircraft by 2022 and is exploring new routes and code-sharing agreements with other airlines, a senior government official said on Saturday.

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When LGBT+ people took to the streets last year for the first ever Pride march in eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, some hardly believed they could celebrate the event in a country where stigma is rife and gay sex remains illegal.

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NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Uganda has sought to reassure sexual minorities that they are safe, saying it has no plans to introduce the death penalty for gay sex after reports of rising homophobic attacks.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe's state security minister, Owen Ncube, over what it says is credible information of his involvement in "gross violations of human rights," U.S.

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday described Western sanctions as a "cancer" sapping the economy, and his supporters denounced the measures during marches held around the southern African country.

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Hackers have shut down the cyber network of Johannesburg City Council, targeting computers of local government employees in South Africa's economic hub, city officials said on Friday.

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RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan security services have broken up a suspected Islamic State cell, arresting six members near Casablanca and in the northern towns of Chefchaouen and Ouazzane, a police spokesman said on Friday.

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GABORONE (Reuters) - Mokgweetsi Masisi was declared president of Botswana on Friday, retaining his position and the ruling Botswana Democratic Party's long dominance of power despite a strong opposition challenge in this week's election.

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