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The UN says unknown assailants carried out an attack in an area where Islamist militants are active.

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Officials believe they were dumped in a river in Nairobi after an illegal abortion was carried out.

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TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A coalition of forces allied with Libya's U.N.-backed government of national accord (GNA) said it had received a shipment of armoured vehicles and arms on Saturday as it tries to stop Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) from taking the capital, Tripoli.

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Talks between Sudan’s military council and protesters are set to resume, army rulers said on Saturday, as thousands rally nightly to determine the country’s political roadmap.

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The deputy leader of Sudan's military council voiced his enthusiasm for democratic elections in front of an audience of tribal leaders and senior diplomats on Saturday, while seeking to deflect blame for violence in Khartoum this week.

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BLANTYRE/LILONGWE, Malawi (Reuters) - Malawi's President Peter Mutharika made a last-ditch bid to win re-election on Saturday as candidates for next week's hotly contested election wrapped up their campaigns at rival rallies across the country.

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Malawians go to the polls Tuesday in local, parliamentary and presidential elections. Seven candidates are running for president, but the real battle is among incumbent President Peter Mutharika, Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima and main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera.

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The deputy leader of Sudan’s military council voiced his enthusiasm for democratic elections in front of an audience of tribal leaders and senior diplomats Saturday, while seeking to deflect blame for violence in Khartoum this week.

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This report originated in VOA’s Central Africa Service. KIGALI, RWANDA — Safi Mukundwa knows what it means to be young, fearful and desperate. Mukundwa was just 8 years old when she hid among bloodied bodies, emerging as the only one in her family to survive the 1994 genocide that swept through Rwanda, including her Western Province hometown of Kibuye.

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Maltese police Saturday said they were questioning two soldiers over a drive-by shooting in April in which an African migrant was killed. Ivorian national Lassana Cisse was killed April 6 when he was shot from a car as he walked down a street in Hal Far, close to an army barracks and a migrants’ center.

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How a seven-year-old was stolen from his home in Nigeria and the chance encounter with his sister six years later.

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Two scientists were killed by a mob in Ethiopia, who believed they went to a school to poison children.

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The actor tells fans there is "nothing to worry about" after he was attacked at a public appearance.

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Guinea will not take part at this year's Under-17 World cup in Brazil after being found guilty of age-cheating at the recent U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Malawians go to the polls on May 21 for local, parliamentary and presidential elections. Seven candidates are running for president, but the real battle is between incumbent President Peter Mutharika, Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima and main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera.

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GENEVA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mozambique, which was battered by two cyclones in March and April, will hold an international conference in two weeks' time to drum up funding to help it build back stronger, its vice-minister for state administration said Friday.

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(Reuters) - Boeing Co has made corrections to simulator software that mimics the flying experience of its 737 MAX jets, which were involved in two fatal crashes, and the company has provided additional information to device operators, a spokesman said on Friday.

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Nigeria's Football Federation says delays in paying coaches were a 'short-term' issue and admits Gernot Rohr has only received a portion of this year's salary.

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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies warns the Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could spread to urban areas and across international borders because of heightened insecurity and a serious shortage of money.

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Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars confirms Moroccan star Hakim Ziyech will leave the Dutch champions in the summer transfer window.

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Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony is to leave Swansea City, alongside captain Leroy Fer and several other senior players.

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An Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo — the second-largest in history — is escalating in part because locals don’t trust health workers and government officials.

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KAYA, Burkina Faso (Reuters) - Concerned about a rise in violence against Christians in Burkina Faso, Pastor Jacques Ouedraogo changed the time of his Sunday service as a precaution.

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia has started to ration electricity for domestic and industrial customers after a drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams led to a production deficit, the minister for water and electricity, Seleshi Bekele, said on Friday.

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa followed up his election pledge to tackle corruption by appointing a veteran lawyer to lead a newly formed anti-graft unit, his office said on Friday.

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