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Mali votes in presidential polls dominated by security concerns

With more than 300 civilians killed this year, some voters say peace and stability will influence their decision.

Mali votes

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Profile: Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa

The 40-year-old is the main challenger of President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Zimbabwe's first post-Robert Mugabe elections.

Nelson Chamisa

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Profile: Soumaila Cisse

Soumaila Cisse is the main challenger to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's bid for re-election in Sunday's vote.

Soumaila Cisse

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17 Malian civilians killed in clashes before presidential vote

Reports say bodies of Fulani civilians were thrown into a well by Dogon hunters after deadly raid on Somena village.

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Profile: Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

The 73-year-old President Keita is likely to win again despite competition from 23 candidates.

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Mali elections: Insecurity, fraud concerns overshadow key polls

Experts say fear of attacks by armed groups could force voters to stay away from Sunday's election.

UN and Malian troops

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Ethiopian engineer of controversial renaissance dam found dead

Simegnew Bekele managed the $4.8 billion Ethiopia Grand Renaissance Dam that is being built along the Nile river.

Grand Renaissance Dam

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Nigeria: Grazing conflict deadlier than Boko Haram

At least 1,500 people have been killed in clashes between nomadic herders and sedentary farmers since September.

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South Sudan's warring parties sign new power-sharing deal

The preliminary power-sharing deal will be followed by a final one on August 5 to end the country's civil war.

The conflict in South Sudan

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DR Congo declares end to Ebola epidemic

Announcement comes at the end of a 10-week observation period for re-emergence of the disease which claimed 33 lives.

Ebola epidemic

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