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US air strikes kill 17 ISIL fighters in Libya

ISIL camp hit in the first American attack in Libya since President Donald Trump took office in January.

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Rwandan police detain Paul Kagame critic Diane Rwigara

Member of political opposition, who tried to run in presidential poll, is accused of offences against state security.

Diane Rwigara

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Kenya police ordered to investigate election officials

President Uhuru was declared the winner of the August elections but the Supreme Court ordered the vote annulled.

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UN peacekeepers killed in Mali explosion

Blast hits convoy travelling between towns of Anefis and Gao in northern Mali, in latest attack against MINUSMA members.

UN peacekeepers

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Somalia chides its regions for cutting ties with Qatar

Tensions in strategically located Somalia illustrate how far the political ripples from the Gulf dispute have spread.

Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire

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Kenya's presidential elections moved to October 26

Court ruling prompts change of date for new polls as election commission says it needs more time to meet requirements.

Kenya's presidential elections

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Kenya court blames electoral body for nullified vote

Judges say election process was neither 'transparent nor verifiable' but dismiss opposition claims against Kenyatta.

Supreme Court

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Cameroon using 'anti-terror' law to silence media: CPJ

Committee to Protect Journalists say government uses anti-terror law to silence and intimidate the media in Cameroon.

Anglophone activists

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Riek Machar's men blamed for deadly South Sudan raid

Women, elderly people and police among 25 killed by exiled politician's fighters in oil-rich Unity state, say officials.

Fighters

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Forty million victims of modern slavery in 2016: report

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by modern slavery, 71 percent of the overall total, a study says.

modern slavery

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