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Ethiopia pardons hundreds sentenced on 'terrorism' charges

More than 304 prisoners, including 289 convicted on terrorism charges, to regain their freedom.

Abiy Ahmed

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Zimbabwe opens presidential hopefuls nomination for July polls

The elections, to be held on July 30, will be the first without former president Robert Mugabe running for the top seat.

Nelson Chamisa

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South Sudan rebel leader Machar to hold talks with President Kiir

Meeting between the two South Sudanese leaders to take place in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa next week.

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ICC judges order Jean-Pierre Bemba's interim release

Former DRC vice president, who was acquitted last week of war crimes, expected to be reunited with family in Belgium.

Jean-Pierre Bemba

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DRC President Joseph Kabila will not seek third term: PM

Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala rules out new election bid by long-time president in December's postponed poll.

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President announces new Madagascar government after court order

A court ruling required a 'consensus' administration to resolve a crisis sparked by electoral reform last month.

Christian Ntsay

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Thousands attend exiled DR Congo leader Moise Katumbi's rally

Katumbi, addressing supporters via Skype, urges united front by opposition ahead of presidential elections in December.

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Kenya hosts first-ever TEDx event at refugee camp

Refugees share stories of resilience and creativity at a rare web-streaming event in Kakuma camp in northwest Kenya.

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US soldier killed, five wounded in 'enemy attack' in Somalia

US troops alongside Somali and Kenyan forces came under fire during operation against al-Shabab in Jubaland.

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ICC overturns war crimes conviction of Jean-Pierre Bemba

Presiding judge says former DRC vice president cannot be held responsible for atrocities in neighbouring CAR.

Jean-Pierre Bemba

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