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President Paul Biya’s party has retained an absolute majority in Cameroon’s parliament, the constitutional council announced Friday after the controversial February 9 vote.

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On Sunday March 1st, some 8 million people will vote, not only for MPs, but also in a referendum on a series of constitutional reforms proposed by President Alpha Conde. Critics fear those reforms would pave the way for Condé to stay in power for a third term.

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France on Thursday summoned Mali’s ambassador after dismissing as “false” and “unacceptable” his claims of rowdy behaviour by French soldiers helping the West African nation combat an Islamic insurgency.

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Nigeria on Friday announced the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa.

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In tonight's edition: Tunisia finally has a new govnemrnt. Thirty ministers and two Secretaries of State were sworn in after four months of deadlock. More than a quarter of domestic workers in Ivory Coast are victims of violence.

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In tonight's edition: Tunisia finally has a new government. Thirty ministers and two secretaries of state were sworn in after four months of deadlock. More than a quarter of domestic workers in Ivory Coast are victims of violence.

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French group Bolloré has long reigned supreme over the ports of West and Central Africa. Now, its legacy is very much in question after it was stripped of its contract to manage Central Africa's largest port in Cameroon at the beginning of the year: the port of Douala.

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Tunisia's new government won a confidence vote in parliament on Thursday, after more than four months of political wrangling since elections.  

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Tunisia's new government won a confidence vote in parliament on Thursday, after more than four months of political wrangling since elections.  

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In tonight's edition  South Africa's budget announcement includes a pledge to spend billions on ailing state electricity company Eskom. A funeral for Egypt's former leader Hisni Mubarak focuses on his military past rather than his political legacy.

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Hundreds of people gather around a dusty square in Daloa, in the Ivory Coast, transfixed by films projected onto the side of a giant truck. It is part of the Cinéma du desert project, which aims to educate West Africans about the dangers of making the perilous journey to Europe.

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Egypt will on Wednesday bury its former president Hosni Mubarak, who died at the age of 91, in a military funeral in Cairo.

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Egypt held a military funeral in Cairo on Wednesday to bury its former president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years until he was ousted in a 2011 popular uprising against corruption.

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Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for three decades before he was ousted amid the Arab Spring protests in 2011, died Tuesday at age 91. Next, Algeria reports first novel coronavirus case.

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Former Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak, who died Tuesday aged 91, ruled his North African nation with an iron fist for 30 years until his 2011 ouster from power. At the height of his power, he was dubbed the Pharaoh, but he leaves behind a mixed legacy.

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Former Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak, who died Tuesday at age 91, will be laid to rest on Wednesday. Mubarak, who ruled with an iron fist for 30 years until his 2011 ouster, was dubbed the Pharaoh at the height of his power, but he leaves behind a mixed legacy.

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Egypt’s ousted former president Hosni Mubarak has died at the age of 91, state television said on Tuesday, weeks after undergoing surgery.

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In tonight’s edition : South Sudan main rivals are once again uncomfortably sharing power, but analysts warn it will be a long and perilous path to peace. Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe hailed a crushing election victory that gave him a fourth term in office, as his main rival insisted he had won and called on people to "defend" their votes.

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It is the worst desert locust outbreak in decades for many countries in East Africa. City-sized locust swarms are attacking crops and threatening the food supply for millions of people. Dominique Burgeon, Director of the Emergencies and Rehabilitation Division at FAO, joins us from the organization’s headquarters in Rome.

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Togo President Faure Gnassingbe has won a fourth term in power, according to provisional results declared by the national electoral commission. 

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Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe has won a fourth term in power, according to provisional results declared by the national electoral commission. 

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Togo President Faure Gnassingbe has won a fourth term in power, the national electoral commission declared on Monday, as his main rival accused authorities of fraud. 

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The home of a key Togo opposition candidate was surrounded by security forces just hours after polls closed on Saturday in elections widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power.

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South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers prayed would last this time around.   

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A joint operation by Nigerien and French troops in southwest Niger killed 120 "terrorists" and seized bomb-making equipment and vehicles, the country's defence ministry said Friday. 

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