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Africa has become the world's most rapidly urbanizing continent. In sub-Saharan Africa, the urban population has doubled since the mid-1990s, and reached 400 million people in 2016. According to experts, 40 percent of the region's total population resides in cities, compared to 31 percent in 2000.

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With 24.2 million Africans forced from their homes in 2017  ̶  4.6 million more than the previous year  ̶  the UN is hosting a three-day event at UN headquarters, focusing on finding durable solutions to the problem, which is a growing burden on the continent’s economy, environment and communities which host those displaced. 

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy hosts a $173,000-a-head dinner in the capital Addis Ababa.

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Force Ngwira is fighting the use of mosquito nets for fishing, which depletes stocks in Lake Malawi.

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Campaigning has ended for Malawi’s tightly contested May 21 elections for president, lawmakers, and local leaders. As political parties ready for Tuesday’s polls, Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima, who is challenging President Peter Mutharika, has again raised allegations of possible vote-rigging, while local media report Chilima is involved in an investigation of a suspicious plane.

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DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi on Monday named the head of the country's railways, Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba, as the next prime minister, a move that came nearly four months after his inauguration.

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KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi returned home from three years in exile on Monday, one of a series of indicted politicians cleared under the administration of new President Felix Tshisekedi.

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Paris Saint-German and France's Kylian Mbappe beats Ivory Coast and Lille's Nicolas Pepe to the Player of the Year award in France.

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Thousands of people welcomed Moise Katumbi, a prominent foe of former DR Congo president Joseph Kabila, as he landed at Lubumbashi airport on Monday after three years in self-imposed exile.

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ALGIERS (Reuters) - Elections are the best way to overcome Algeria's political crisis and avoid a constitutional vacuum, the country's army chief said on state television.

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SIKPE-AFIDEGNON, Togo (Reuters) - Abla Ogodo used to walk 10 kilometres to fetch water for her family. Now that a new well in her own village runs on solar power, she does not have to go anywhere.

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Jacob Zuma's lawyers argued on Monday that the former South African president had been treated unfairly by prosecutors in his bid to have revived corruption charges set aside because he is unpopular in the country at large.

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Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey warns Ghana that quality on its own will not be enough to win the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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Dozens of footballers and fans are feared dead as a boat carrying them capsizes in Uganda.

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LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia has started looking for a new investor in Vedanta-controlled Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), Zambia's President Edgar Lungu said on state radio on Monday.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces have killed 12 suspected Islamist militants in Cairo, the Interior Ministry said on Monday, a day after an explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people.

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Asisat Oshoala is proud of her feats with Barcelona Femenino despite defeat to Lyon in the Women's Champions League final.

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Former South African president Jacob Zuma is in court Monday, fighting to have corruption charges against him dismissed.  The charges, stemming from a 1990s arms deal, were dropped a decade ago, shortly before Zuma became president.

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Zamalek coach Christian Gross is 'sad' his side conceded a last-gasp goal to Renaissance Berkane in the first leg of the Confederation Cup final.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - An explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people on Sunday, mostly South African tourists, near a new museum being built close to the Giza pyramids in Egypt, two security sources said.

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At least 16 people are hurt near the Grand Egyptian Museum, South African tourists among them.

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's ruling military council restarted talks late on Sunday with an alliance of protest and opposition groups that is pushing for a civilian-led transition to democracy.

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The actor says he will not press charges after being attacked at a public event in South Africa.

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Sudan’s army rulers and protest leaders said more talks were planned for Monday on finalising the makeup of a new ruling body, after hours of negotiations through the night ended without agreement.

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