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A Tunisian administrative court suspended the dismissal of fifty judges who were fired by President Kais Saied in June, a lawyer told Reuters on Wednesday.

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On the eve of his visit to Rwanda on Wednesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said his country is “concerned” by “credible” reports that Rwanda is supporting rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Guinea’s junta-appointed government has dissolved the country’s leading opposition movement, the National Front for the Defence of the Constitution (FNDC), under a decree authenticated by AFP on Tuesday.

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Two explosions killed 15 soldiers in Burkina Faso on Tuesday, the army said, the latest in a series of such attacks as the country battles a jihadist insurgency.

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Kenya is holding presidential, legislative and local elections at a time when its citizens are growing increasingly exasperated at surging food prices and ingrained corruption. FRANCE 24's Vivianne Wandera tells us more.

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The United States is seeking a “true partnership” with Africa and not trying to “outdo” other world powers in vying for influence on the continent, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday.

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Kenyans voted for a new president on Tuesday against a backdrop of economic hardship and growing disenchantment with the political elite, with voting largely peaceful but producing low turnout in some areas.

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Kenyans voted for a new president on Tuesday against a backdrop of economic hardship and growing disenchantment with the political elite, with voting largely peaceful but producing low turnout in some areas.

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At least 17 soldiers and four civilians were killed Sunday in an attack in a strategic border zone between Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, Mali’s army said.

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In tonight's edition: Kenyans are just hours away from heading to the polls for a general election. They will choose governors, MPs and a new president, marking the end of Uhuru Kenyatta's nine years in office.

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Morocco's top court has given a preliminary endorsement over the extradition to the US of a French national suspected of cybercrimes, judicial sources said on Monday.

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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara announced Saturday that he had pardoned his predecessor, Laurent Gbagbo, who faced a 20-year jail term for a 2018 conviction over political unrest. 

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives in South Africa on Sunday to kick off a three-country tour that will also take him to DR Congo and Rwanda, aimed at "developing a strategy to counter Russian efforts to undermine democracy in Africa", according to a France-based political scientist.

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Flanked by cheering crowds, the frontrunners in Kenya's presidential election sought to make their final push for votes Saturday under tight security, capping months of frenetic campaigning ahead of the August 9 polls.

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As Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta's term comes to an end, questions have resurfaced as to what legacy he will leave behind. When he was first elected in 2013, Kenyatta made promises on pursuing development and his tenure has brought massive electrification, renovated stadiums, new expressways – with an increasing national debt.

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After three years of talks, a peace deal has been signed between separatists and the central government in Senegal's southern Casamance region. It's hoped the agreement could bring an end to one of the longest-running conflicts on the continent, in which thousands of people have been killed and displaced since 1982.

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From water to tomato paste and washing powder... Many Nigerians struggling with soaring prices buy their basic necessities in small quantities, packed in tiny plastic bags.

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The Malian army and "white-skinned soldiers" were involved in the deaths of 33 civilians, according to an expert report to the UN seen by AFP Friday. 

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Macky Sall's hopes for a controversial third term as Senegalese president were dealt a blow on Thursday as the opposition deprived him of a parliamentary majority. Cost-of-living concerns lead voters to support Sall’s detractors in last Sunday's vote.

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Senegalese President Macky Sall's coalition has lost its absolute majority in parliament but finished first by a narrow margin in parliamentary polls, provisional results showed Thursday.

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A United Nations Group of Experts said it has "solid evidence" that Rwandan troops have been fighting alongside the M23 rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and providing it with weapons and support.

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The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday said it "regretted" a move by the government to expel its spokesman.

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A Senegalese opposition leader on Wednesday called on supporters to be ready to defend their votes by any means, alleging the ruling party of President Macky Sall wanted to steal a legislative election that the opposition claims to have won.

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In tonight's edition: Displaced people in Ethiopia's Afar region plead for food assistance as aid heads to the neighbouring Tigray region. Also, as worldwide investment in startups stagnates or drops off, African innovation continues to excite.

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