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South Sudan rebel leader Machar back in Juba after two years

Ex-vice president Riek Machar returned for the first time since 2016 to take part in a peace ceremony.

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Shia group says Nigeria security forces killed scores in protests

IMN says security forces opened fire on its members calling for the release of their leader, as 400 are arrested.

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Nigerian police 'open fire' at Shia protesters amid Abuja clashes

At least one protester wounded in latest round of violence amid protests by supporters of jailed cleric Ibrahim Zakzaky.

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South Sudan: Riek Machar to return to Juba for peace ceremony

Machar fled South Sudan's capital two years ago under a hail of gunfire when an earlier peace deal collapsed.

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Nine people wounded in Tunis suicide bomb attack

A female suicide bomber detonated her explosives near a shopping centre on busy Habib Bourguiba Avenue, officials say.

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Gabon President Ali Bongo hospitalised in Saudi Arabia

Bongo's office says president admitted to hospital with 'severe fatigue', while sources tell Reuters he suffered stroke.

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Clashes in Nigeria between security forces and Shia protesters

Supporters of jailed pro-Iranian cleric Ibrahim Zakzaky were marching in Abuja to call for the release of their leader.

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Two UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attacks

Several others were wounded in two attacks in central and northern Mali, according to the UN.

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Algeria's Bouteflika to seek re-election next year: party chief

The 81-year-old longtime president has last addressed his nation six years ago.

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Sahle-Work Zewde named Ethiopia's first female president

A former top diplomat, Zewde was appointed unanimously by Ethiopia's parliament.

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