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Sierra Leone: Court puts break on presidential runoff

Top court orders electoral commission to halt preparations for March 27 vote amid claims of fraud and police harassment.

Sierra Leone's High Court in Freetown

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WaterAid: Access to clean water lacking worldwide

World facing water crisis, with one in nine people already lacking access to clean water close to home, says report.

WaterAid

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Deadly car bomb blast rocks Somalia's capital Mogadishu

Explosion outside popular hotel in Mogadishu kills at least 14 people and wounds 10, interior ministry spokesman says.

Mogadishu

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Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa pardons 3,000 prisoners

All women, except those with life sentences, and all juvenile prisoners under the age of 18 are granted amnesty.

Emmerson Mnangagwa

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Captors release group of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

Children were abducted from school by about 50 armed men in the northern town of Dapchi last month.

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Nigerian forces failed to act on mass abduction warnings: Amnesty

Rights group investigation says military and police received at least five calls hours before the attack by gunmen.

schoolgirls

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Sudan, the world's last white northern Rhino, dies

Sudan was euthanised after suffering 'age-related complications', leaving only two females of his species in the world.

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UNSC: 13 million people need humanitarian aid in DR Congo

Citing ongoing political turmoil, malnutrition, and a cholera outbreak, UN says millions need aid in the DRC.

Congolese soldier

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UN backs 'free, fair, credible' July elections in Zimbabwe

Vote will be the first big test for Emmerson Mnangagwa who became Zimbabwe's president in November.

President Mnangagwa

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Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of trying to destabilise its security

Accusations come as Ethiopia continues to be under a state of emergency since its former prime minister resigned.

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