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Four soldiers and a police officer were killed and 11 more injured in twin attacks early Saturday in the north of Burkina Faso, the army said in a statement.

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Under the weight of international pressure, Morocco’s monarchy on Wednesday granted journalist Hajar Raissouni a pardon after she was sentenced to a year in prison over allegations of illegal abortion and extra-marital sex.

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The Kenyan city of Mombasa, the largest port in East Africa, has become the capital of a new drug trafficking route. Heroin from Asia and cocaine from Latin America now transit through Kenya, before heading to Europe.

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When we talk about the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, we most often think of Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and Walter Sisulu - but what about the women? We speak to Jacqueline Dérens, a veteran of the struggle to end white minority rule and author of "The Women of South Africa - A Story of Resistance".

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Morocco's King Mohammed VI on Wednesday issued a royal pardon for journalist Hajar Raissouni, overturning a court sentence for an "illegal abortion" and sexual relations outside marriage, the justice ministry said.

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Céline Lebrun-Shaath is the wife of Ramy Shaath, a Palestinian-Egyptian activist who has been jailed in Egypt since July. Ramy Shaath is the coordinator in Egypt of the boycott campaign against Israel, BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions).

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Islamic NGOs are active in Mozambique, with some of them running secular schools as well as building health centres, houses and mosques.

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Some 13 million voters head to the polls in Mozambique on Tuesday for presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections seen as key to consolidating a fragile peace in the southern African nation.

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Mozambicans are voting today in the country’s fifth presidential election after the most violent campaign period on record. The two main parties, previously enemies in a protracted civil war, recently signed another peace deal as multinational energy firms strike multibillion-dollar deals for the country’s resources.

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Conservative political outsider Kais Saied has won Tunisia’s presidential election by a landslide taking 72.71 percent of the votes, the North African country’s electoral commission said Monday.

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Tunisians voted for their next president on Sunday in the last round of a series of elections that have tested the young democracy, with citizens rejecting established politicians and a major candidate spending weeks behind bars.

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Tunisian polling agencies are forecasting that conservative law professor Kais Saied has overwhelmingly won the North African country's presidential election.

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Can a couscous curb abstention? An association in Tunisia believes that it can. Tunisia Youth Impact is using cooking contests to encourage young Tunisian women in rural villages to go to the ballot box and vote in the country’s presidential election.

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Tunisians are choosing between a retired law professor and a media mogul in the final vote of a presidential election on Sunday, eight years after a revolution that forged a new democracy and inspired the “Arab spring”.

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Armed men stormed a mosque in the volatile north of Burkina Faso as worshippers were at prayer, killing 16 people and sending residents fleeing, security sources and locals said Saturday.

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Tunisia's presidential election billed as a clash of contrasts

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If he wins Sunday’s election, media mogul Nabil Karoui will only have to stroll up one of Tunisia’s most expensive streets to move from his own home into the presidential palace.

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Around $14 billion has been pledged by governments, businesses and philanthropists for the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria over the next three years. FRANCE 24 brings you special coverage in this edition of Eye on Africa.

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South Africa’s scandal-plagued former president Jacob Zuma will face a corruption trial, a court ruled Friday, in one of multiple alleged graft cases over his long political career.

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The moderate Islamist Ennahda will be the largest party in Tunisia's new parliament, preliminary official results showed on Wednesday, but with only 52 of 217 seats it may struggle to build a governing coalition.

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Tunisia's presidential candidate Nabil Karoui was released from prison and given a hero's reception by supporters on Wednesday, four days ahead of a run-off election.

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Egypt has urged international mediation over what it called a "deadlock" in talks in Sudan over a massive dam under construction on the Nile River, sparking fresh tensions with Ethiopia.

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One peacekeeper was killed and five others were wounded Sunday when a roadside bomb exploded in strife-torn northeastern Mali, the UN mission MINUSMA said.

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Tunisian exit polls analysed

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