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At least seven people were killed when a car bomb exploded at an army base in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, military and emergency services said.

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Mauritius on Thursday announced that oil was leaking from a bulk carrier that had run aground in the southeast of the island, sparking fears among green campaigners of an environmental disaster.

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French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Saturday to send teams and equipment to help Mauritius deal with an oil spill that environmentalists fear could be a major ecological disaster.

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Outrage grows in Ivory Coast over President Alassane Ouattara's decision to run for a third term. Opposition and civil society groups say the move threatens to tip the country into chaos. The tiny island nation of Mauritius faces a major environmental disaster, as a tanker leaks oil into the sea and surrounding lagoons.

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Unidentified gunmen killed about 20 people in an attack on a cattle market in eastern Burkina Faso on Friday, the government said in a statement.

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In Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara has announced he will run for a third term as president. This follows the recent sudden death of his prime minister, who had been due to run as the ruling party's candidate.

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has risen to over one million, with more than half registered in South Africa, according to an AFP count late Thursday.

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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would seek re-election in October, formally accepting the ruling party's nomination to be its candidate and defying opponents who say the constitution forbids a third term.

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Mauritania's prime minister and his entire government resigned on Thursday, a day after parliamentary investigators probing alleged graft under the previous administration submitted a report whose authors questioned several ministers.

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Guinea's ruling party on Thursday urged President Alpha Conde to seek a third term in elections due this year, a scenario that has sparked clashes in the West African state.

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For decades, Nairobi’s poor have scavenged through heaps of rubbish at the city’s vast Dandora dumpsite. But recently, they have been joined by some of the city’s hairdressers, in search for used human hair they can sell on to their customers as Covid-19 takes its toll on businesses.

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In South Africa, the goverment has released new statistics revealing just how badly healthcare workers have been affected by the Covid19 pandemic. Unions have long been sounding the alarm about a lack of protective gear.

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In South Africa, the government has released new statistics revealing just how badly healthcare workers have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Unions have long been sounding the alarm about a lack of protective gear.

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to “flush out” political opponents on Tuesday, as activist groups said that scores of campaigners and protesters have been arrested in an expansive clampdown over the past week.

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In tonight's edition: Zimbabwe labels opposition party as 'terrorist'. Emmerson Mnangagwa was addressing his government's clampdown on protests which saw scores of opposition members and government critics arrested. And secondary schools reopen in Nigeria with only two weeks to go before exams.

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In tonight's edition: Zimbabwe labels opposition party as 'terrorist'. Emmerson Mnangagwa was addressing his government's clampdown on protests which saw scores of opposition members and government critics arrested. Also, secondary schools reopen in Nigeria with only two weeks to go before exams.

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The trial opened Monday of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who has become a figurehead of press freedom in the North African country, with the prosecution calling for a four-year prison term.

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The trial opened Monday of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who has become a figurehead of press freedom in the North African country, with the prosecution calling for a four-year prison term.

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In tonight's edition: Niger celebrates 60 years of independance from France. It's one of eight francophone African countries to mark its sovereignty this month. Ten thousand tests a day, Gabon positions itself as a regional leader in coronvirus testing, transforming a sports arena into a giant laboratory.

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Mali's army suffered new losses in twin attacks Sunday that left at least five soldiers dead as the Sahel country was mired in a political crisis sparking international concern.

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South Africa on Saturday surpassed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing more than 50% of all reported coronavirus infections in Africa's 54 countries.

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A French soldier died during a maintenance operation in Chad after a piece of equipment exploded, the defence ministry said in a statement on Friday.

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A French soldier died during a maintenance operation in Chad after a piece of equipment exploded, the defence ministry said in a statement on Friday.

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Hundreds of military troops and police clamped down on an anti-government protest this Friday. Scores were arrested. The planned demonstration was against corruption and economic hardship amid skyrocketing inflation. President Emmerson Mnangagwa's critics say his government is increasingly resorting to the authoritarian tactics of the Robert Mugabe era.

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