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Protesters opposed to military rule marched near the presidential palace in the Sudanese capital on Saturday for the second time in a week, television images showed, despite heavy tear gas and a communications blackout.

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Thousands of Sudanese protesters rallied Saturday two months on since a military coup, demanding soldiers "go back to the barracks" and calling for a transition to civilian rule. 

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Thousands of Sudanese protesters rallied Saturday two months on since a military coup, demanding soldiers "go back to the barracks" and calling for a transition to civilian rule. 

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From prominent South African lawmakers to religious figures, many on social media honored Archbishop Tutu as a patriot of peaceful principles who dedicated his life to combating injustice everywhere.

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The archbishop, a powerful force for nonviolence in South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

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Web services are restricted in the capital ahead of demonstrations against the military coup.

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Mali's government has denied any deployment of Russian mercenaries from the Wagner group following charges by a group of 15 Western powers involved in the fight against jihadists in the Sahel country.

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Somalia has been riven by decades of conflict and extreme weather events but, says Adam Abdelmoula, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, there are signs of progress amidst a host of ongoing challenges.

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At least six people have been killed in attacks by suspected jihadis in Niger near its border with Burkina Faso, authorities said Friday.  "The provisional toll is … six dead, including a policeman, two customs officers and three civilians" during the attacks overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, the interior ministry said in a statement.

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Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, spent 18 years in a tiny cell on Robben Island.

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For this special Christmas edition of Eye on Africa, we've prepared a range of feel-good and culturally significant stories for you to enjoy. 

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A Gambian truth and reconciliation commission said in a report published Friday that former President Yahya Jammeh was responsible for a spree of killings, torture and rapes during his 22-year rule over the tiny West African nation.

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The protests on Saturday underscored the resolve of protesters to continue defying the Oct. 25 coup that derailed the country’s nascent attempt to transition to democratic rule.

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Ethiopia's government said it will hold back its army from entering the Tigray region, after Tigrayan rebels retreated to the region this week.  Analysts say the two sides are indicating there could be a window for ceasefire after thirteen months of devastating war.

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The former Minnesota police officer will be sentenced in February.

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Team Qhubeka NextHash, Africa's top cycling team, fails in its bid to secure a World Tour spot in 2022.

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Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez is set to captain Algeria at the Africa Cup of Nations as he is named in defending champions' squad.

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Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira says that the Africa Cup of Nations deserves more respect.

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Team Qhubeka NextHash, Africa's top cycling team, fails in its bid to secure a WorldTour spot in 2022.

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to get tough on terrorists and bandits after explosions Thursday killed at least five people at Maiduguri airport just minutes before he arrived. Nigerian authorities have claimed progress in the fight against Islamist insurgents, but security experts say the explosions throw that claim into question.

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Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has defended the country's China-backed infrastructure projects, which critics say are secretive, high cost, and put state assets at risk.  Kenyatta made the comments Thursday at the site of the Nairobi Expressway toll road, which a Chinese company is building and will operate for 27 years.

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Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has defended the country's China-backed infrastructure projects, which critics say are secretive, high cost, and put state assets at risk.  Kenyatta made the comments Thursday at the site of the Nairobi Expressway toll road, which a Chinese company is building and will operate for 27 years.

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The U.S. will lift travel restrictions to eight southern African countries on New Year's Eve, the White House announced Friday. The restrictions, imposed last month, were meant to blunt the spread of the COVID omicron variant.

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