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In South Sudan's war, thousands suffer rape and sex attacks

Although thousands of women have reported rape and other sexual atrocities in South Sudan's war, human rights groups say the figure is likely to be much higher.

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Ethiopia PM: Security agencies committed 'terrorist acts'

Abiy Ahmed said security institutions tortured citizens in order for government to remain in power.

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Libya: Haftar forces launch push against militia in oil crescent

Haftar's forces in bid to regain control of Ras Lanuf and Al-Sidra oil terminals in Libya's northeastern oil crescent.

oil crescent

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Togo opposition calls for stay-at-home protests

Opposition coalition wants constitutional reforms and introduction of presidential term limits of a maximum of 10 years.

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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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