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Thirty-one years after he was left for dead, one of the taxi-driver's victims has his day in court.

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Malawians voted for president, members of parliament, and local councilors Tuesday. About 7 million people were expected to cast ballots in 193 constituencies. Hundreds of people lined up to vote at Goliati polling station in southern Malawi Tuesday morning.

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This Friday, Kenya's High Court is set to rule on a case challenging colonial-era laws that criminalize homosexuality. The petitioners want the court to declare those laws unconstitutional in hopes that will make life easier for the country's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

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The UN envoy says that unless the flow of arms to Libya stops there could be a descent into chaos.

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Three men are seen as having a chance of winning this unpredictable presidential poll.

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The top United Nations diplomat for Libya warned Tuesday that the country is on the verge of descending into a full-scale civil war, as a warlord general from the east continues to try to capture the capital from the internationally-recognized government.

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A panel of World Health Organization experts says strategies must be strengthened to combat the worsening Ebola epidemic in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The WHO's latest report counted 1,738 cases of Ebola in Congo, including 1,218 deaths.

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The Zimbabwe government recently announced long power cuts due to low levels of water in Kariba dam on the border with Zambia – the country’s main hydropower source. Collins Chigwagwa runs a small barbershop in a middle class suburb in Harare.

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Actress Priyanka Chopra is in Ethiopia to promote access to education for refugee children. Chopra is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations children's agency. She spoke with The Associated Press after visiting a school for refugees from neighboring Sudan.

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Angola become the second Africa Cup of Nations-bound sides, with Madagascar, to withdraw from southern Africa's Cosafa Cup.

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PARIS (Reuters) - A French woman whose husband was killed in the March crash of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner in Ethiopia has filed a U.S.

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South Africa coach Stuart Baxter is waiting on passports for two players to join up with his 30-man provisional squad.

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Hosts Egypt recall Ahmed Ali to their provisional squad for the Africa Cup of Nations after an eight-year absence.

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Malawian President Peter Mutharika is seeking a second term as voters in the southern African nation cast ballots in Tuesday’s general election. About 6.8 million voters are choosing whether to allow the 78-year-old Mutharika to stay in office, or turn to either Deputy President Saulos Chilima or former preacher-turned-politician Lazarus Chakwera, who have both promised to tackle the endemic corruption plaguing Malawi.

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Caster Semenya will race in the 3,000m at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic on 30 June without having to lower her testosterone levels.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will raise electricity prices by an average of 14.9% in the 2019-2020 fiscal year beginning in July, Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker said on Tuesday.

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Two prostitutes who work on the streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone, tell their stories.

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Debutants Mauritania name a 23-man squad and seven standby players for the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt.

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Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan retires from international football after being removed as captain of the national team.

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Two prostitutes who work on the streets of Freetown tell their stories.

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NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan judge suspended a ban on gambling ads on Monday after a musician complained it robbed him of his right to make celebrity endorsements, court papers showed.

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LISBON (Reuters) - A Portuguese court has found eight police officers guilty of kidnapping and beating up six youths from a predominantly black neighbourhood in the outskirts of Lisbon.

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Malawi polls opened on Tuesday after a closely fought election campaign, with President Peter Mutharika battling to hold off two serious rivals in a race that has focused on corruption allegations and economic development.

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HARARE (Reuters) - Oil companies in Zimbabwe will from Tuesday buy dollars to import fuel on the interbank market after the central bank ended the1:1 peg to the dollar that the firms were using, the bank said, a move that could see the price of fuel going up.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Credit Suisse Group AG banker pleaded guilty on Monday to a U.S. charge that she helped launder money from a kickback scheme involving $2 billion in loans to state-owned companies in Mozambique.

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