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Ethiopia reopens embassy in Eritrea amid thaw in ties

Leaders from both countries attend ceremony in Asmara as two nations re-establish diplomatic links.

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Death toll in Libya's Tripoli rises as fighting rages on

Rival armed groups have clashed for more than week over control of the capital city.

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Botswana: 87 elephants killed near wildlife sanctuary

Botswana's anti-poaching unit underwent budget cuts in May, leading to an increase in poaching since then.

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DR Congo opposition leader Bemba barred from presidential poll

Constitutional Court backs electoral body's decision that the former VP cannot run because of a pending case at the ICC.

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Bobi Wine recounts 'torture' by Ugandan soldiers

Pop star-turned-MP details for first time beatings he allegedly received from security officers after his arrest.

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Germany, Norway pledge funds for crisis-hit Lake Chad region

International donor conference kicks off in Berlin to stabilise region facing massive humanitarian challenges.

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Death toll in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian base rises to 48

More bodies are likely to be recovered as search and rescue missions continue after assault on army post in Borno state.

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Gunmen kill 11 villagers in Nigeria's Plateau state

Parts of central Nigeria have seen a spate of killings recently amid growing violence between herdsmen and farmers.

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Mediterranean refugee numbers drop but crossing is deadlier: UN

For every 18 arrivals this year, one has died while trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, UN data shows.

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China's Xi offers $60bn in financial support to Africa

Xi Jinping pledges $60bn in financial aid to African countries and pledges to write off debt for poorer nations.

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