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Ethiopia: Women occupy 50 percent of new cabinet

Women have been assigned key ministerial portfolios, including ministries of peace, trade and industry, and defence.

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Somalia: US air strike 'kills 60 al-Shabab fighters'

Friday's air raid in Mudug province is the deadliest US attack since a November 2017 attack, which killed about 100.

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Congolese opposition leader prevented from travelling abroad

Paulin Makaya has twice been prevented from travelling abroad since he was released from prison in September.

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Nigeria: Boko Haram executes second female aid worker

ICRC nurse Hauwa Liman was forced to kneel down with her hands tied, and then shot at close range, local media reports.

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Death toll in Uganda's landslide rises as more bodies recovered

At least 41 people killed in eastern Bududa district after heavy rains caused landslide, officials say.

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Nigeria: Dozens of 'petrol thieves' killed in Aba pipeline blast

Victims were suspected vandals attempting to scoop petrol from sabotaged pipeline in Aba, state-run oil company says.

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Uganda visit of Kanye, Kim Kardashian 'to boost tourism'

Visit by famous US couple seen as coup for country's tourism promoters recently criticised by President Museveni.

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Ebola could spread from DRC to Uganda, Rwanda, WHO warns

Warning comes as trial of therapeutic Ebola treatment is under discussion and could begin in weeks, WHO chief says.

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Africa's youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewj kidnapped in Tanzania

Three people have already been arrested for their role in the abduction of the richest man in Tanzania, police say.

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Uganda landslide kills seven amid heavy downpours: Red Cross

Health officials say the death roll is likely to increase as Bududa district is still experiencing heavy rains.

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