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Tanzania’s main opposition presidential candidate Thursday declared he would not recognise the result of an election he said was marred by irregularities such as ballot box stuffing.

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In tonight’s edition: Tanzania’s opposition rejects what it sees as an ‘illegitimate' election. Candidates allege fraud and question the country’s democratic integrity. And in his first public appearance since he was forced out following a bloody post electoral crisis in late 2010, former Ivorian President Laurent Gbaggbo calls for dialogue ahead of the country's polls on Saturday.

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Algeria’s president was transferred from hospital in Algiers to Germany on Wednesday, officials said, days after the 74-year-old went into self-isolation following reports of suspected coronavirus cases among his aides.

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Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo said Wednesday that a blockade of his home, imposed by the security forces following tumultuous presidential elections on October 18, had been lifted.

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In tonight's edition: Tanzania heads to the polls for a day of voting amid claims of widespread irregularities. In Ivory Coast our correspondents bring you a report on Pascal Affi N'Guessan who has arisen as a leading figure in the fractured opposition FPI party opposed to Alassane Ouattara's third term bid.

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Pascal Affi N’Guessan, a former Ivorian prime minister, is one of three opposition candidates challenging President Alassane Ouattara in Ivory Coast's October 31 presidential election.

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Tanzania's president John Magufuli hopes to win another five-year term when the East African nation holds presidential and parliamentary elections on Wednesday, amid criticism from rights groups that the government is stifling political dissent.

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Tanzania's president John Magufuli hopes to win another five-year term when the East African nation holds presidential and parliamentary elections on Wednesday, amid criticism from rights groups that the government is stifling political dissent.

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In tonight's edition: Four days after the school shooting in Kumba, Southwest Cameroon, traumatized locals remember the seven young lives lost. Authorities blame English speaking separatists. Opposition parties in Tanzania accuse police of shooting at least nine people ahead of Wednesday's poll.

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In tonight's edition: Four days after the school shooting in Kumba, in southwest Cameroon, traumatized locals remember the seven young lives lost. Authorities blame English speaking separatists for the bloodshed. Also, opposition parties in Tanzania accuse police of shooting at least nine people ahead of Wednesday's poll.

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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, who is running for re-election in the October 31 presidential election, has been a fixture of Ivorian politics for thirty years. This campaign, he promises, will be his last.

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A total of 21 people have been killed in unrest in Guinea following a disputed presidential election last week, state television reported on Monday, as international envoys attempted to soothe tensions in the West African nation.

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A total of 21 people have been killed in unrest in Guinea following a disputed presidential election last week, state television reported on Monday, as international envoys attempted to soothe tensions in the West African nation.

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France and Mali differed on Monday over whether to talk to jihadists to help end the Sahel state's eight-year-old insurgency, with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian ruling the option out.

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Since April, Gabon has been under a health state of emergency. The Central African country is facing a major economic hit as a result of Covid-19 lockdown measures and the fall in oil prices.

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Felicien Kabuga, suspected of financing the 1994 Rwandan genocide, has been transferred from France to The Hague to stand trial on charges of genocide, a UN tribunal said Monday.

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Dozens of Tunisian artists and intellectuals have signed a petition calling for the country's judiciary to prosecute a lawmaker who justified the gruesome killing of French teacher Samuel Paty by an Islamist radical.

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The Seychelles presidential election has seen an upset, with the electoral commission on Sunday declaring longtime opposition contender Wavel Ramkalawan the winner over incumbent Danny Faure. The ruling party has been knocked from power for the first time since 1977.

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Attackers armed with guns and machetes killed at least eight children Saturday in a raid on a school in southwestern Cameroon, the United Nations said.

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Attackers armed with guns and machetes killed at least eight children Saturday in a raid on a school in southwestern Cameroon, the United Nations said.

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Guinea's President Alpha Condé has won 59.49 percent of votes in a hotly contested election where he sought a controversial third term, according to provisional results announced by the country's electoral authority Saturday.

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Alpha Conde won Guinea's disputed presidential poll, the national electoral authority said Saturday, setting the stage for a controversial third term.

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Ethiopia on Saturday denounced “belligerent threats” over the huge dam it has nearly completed on the Blue Nile River, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said downstream Egypt will “blow up” the project it has called an existential threat.

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Egyptians began voting Saturday in the first stage of a parliamentary election, a vote that is highly likely to produce a toothless house of representatives packed with supporters of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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