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Street clashes erupted on Monday outside Tunisia's army-barricaded parliament, a day after President Kais Saied ousted the prime minister and suspended the legislature, plunging the young democracy into a constitutional crisis.

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In this edition, at least 30 jihadists have been killed by Rwandan forces who were deployed to Mozambique. Rwanda is just one of several countries that sent troops to the country after a recent uptick in activity by Shabaab Islamist militants.

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A man accused of attempting to stab Mali's interim President Assimi Goita last week has died in hospital while in the custody of security services, the government said in a statement on Sunday.

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A man accused of trying to kill Mali's military strongman Assimi Goita, the figure behind two coups in less than a year, has died in custody, the government said on Sunday.

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Tunisia's president said on Sunday he was dismissing the prime minister and freezing parliament in a major escalation of political feuding in the democratic country following protests in several cities.

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Tunisia's president dismissed the government and froze parliament on Sunday, prompting crowds to fill the capital in support of a move that dramatically escalated a political crisis, but that his opponents called a coup.

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Police and protesters clashed in several Tunisian cities on Sunday as demonstrators demanding the government step down attacked offices of Ennahda, the moderate Islamist party that is the biggest in parliament.

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Gunmen who seized 121 students at a high school in northwestern Nigeria in early July have released another 28 teenagers, a school official told AFP on Sunday.

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Somalia has postponed elections that were due to start on Sunday after months of delays in the deeply unstable Horn of Africa country, officials told AFP.

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At least six Cameroon soldiers were killed Saturday in an attack by Boko Haram in the far north of the country, the governor of the region said on state television.

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Tanzania’s health minister on Friday said the country is set to start vaccinations against Covid-19, marking a policy shift since President Samia Suluhu Hassan took over after the sudden death of Tanzania’s former Covid-sceptic leader.

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How has the situation for journalists changed in Tunisia in the decade since the revolution? Has the road to press freedom been entirely smooth? Our guests, including cartoonist Nidhal Ghariani, discuss how hard it would have been to draw or publish his cartoons before the revolution.

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How has the situation for journalists changed in Tunisia in the decade since the revolution? Has the road to press freedom been entirely smooth? Our guests, including cartoonist Nidhal Ghariani, discuss how hard it would have been to draw or publish his cartoons before the revolution.

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Thirteen civilians were killed in clashes north of Bangui, the capital of the perennially restive Central African Republic, the UN mission in the country said Thursday.

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Tanzania's main opposition party says its leader and other members could be charged with terrorism after sweeping arrests that have drawn international concern. Madagascar says it foiled an attempted assassination targeting President Andj Rodgewell.

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Tanzania's main opposition party says its leader and other members could be charged with terrorism after sweeping arrests that have drawn international concern. Also, Madagascar says it has foiled an attempted assassination targeting President Andry Rajoelina.

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Morocco has filed defamation claims against Amnesty International and a French NGO who claim its intelligence services used the Pegasus mobile phone spyware against dozens of French journalists, lawyers for the government said Thursday.

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Rioting in South Africa this month has claimed 337 lives, the government said Thursday, marking a further jump in the death toll from the 276 announced the previous day.

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South African firm Biovac partners with Pfizer and BioNTech to produce their vaccine in South Africa for distribution on the continent. It's a welcome deal for Africa, but pharmaceutical companies continue to oppose vaccine patent waivers which could vastly ramp up the pace of production.

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Prosecutors in Madagascar said Thursday they had foiled an attempt to assassinate President Andry Rajoelina and made several arrests.

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Madagascar said Thursday it had foiled an attempt to assassinate President Andry Rajoelina and arrested six people, two of whom were French nationals.

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Tunisia is suffering its most intense wave of Covid-19 since the start of the crisis, with hospitals overcrowded and oxygen running low. But international aid is beginning to reach the hardest hit areas and many Tunisians have been volunteering and donating to help relieve the pressure on the health system.

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Morocco's government on Wednesday threatened legal action against anyone accusing it of using the Israeli spyware programme Pegasus, and deplored what it called a "false, massive, malicious media campaign".

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Mali's interim leader says that he is "well" after he is unhurt by an assasination attempt. A man tried to stab Assimi Goita after prayers for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.

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