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eSwatini goes to polls as political parties remain banned

More than 500,000 voters will elect 55 members to parliament with the final authority remaining with the powerful king.

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Tanzania: Death toll increases in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

Rescue efforts continue as death toll hits 136 after boat suspected of carrying too many people capsized.

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Nigeria's young daughters are sold as 'money wives'

Girls as young as five are being sold to settle their parents' debt as part of a tradition known as 'money marriages'.

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Rights group accuses South Sudan of 'war crimes'

Witnesses say soldiers and militiamen targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, and killing male infants.

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Togo announces referendum, legislative election dates

Local elections and a constitutional referendum will be held on December 16 while legislative polls are four days later.

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Amnesty: Violence in Cameroon's anglophone regions escalates

Rights group says it has authenticated a video showing separatists with the decapitated head of a policeman.

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Tanzania ferry capsize: Dozens killed as rescue effort suspended

At least 44 people killed in incident on Lake Victoria as number of passengers on-board the ferry remains unknown.

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South Africa's top court legalises private use of cannabis

The Constitutional Court has ordered the parliament to draft new laws within 24 months to reflect the order.

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Liberia investigating disappearance of $100m in bank notes

Newly printed money vanished as it was being transported to the central bank, according to officials.

President Weah

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Ethiopia: Thousands protest after deadly ethnic violence

At least 200 people have been arrested by police in connection with the violence over the weekend that saw 23 killed.

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