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Zambian opposition leader detained, accused of defaming president
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Police arrested a Zambian opposition leader on Thursday and said he would be charged with defaming President Edgar Lungu, an offence that carries a maximum five-year prison term.

Car bomb in Somali port city of Kismayo injures at least 10
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A car bomb explosion in the southern Somali town of Kismayo wounded at least 10 people on Tuesday, police said.

Rwanda’s risky bet on booming economic future
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In a two-year-old mall in Kigali’s city centre, bored shopkeepers chat idly as muzak echoes through the quiet interior, with barely a client in sight on a weekday morning.

"Name your successor," wife urges Zimbabwe's ageing Mugabe
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Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe on Friday challenged her president husband Robert to name his preferred successor to end deepening divisions over the future leadership of the ruling ZANU-PF party, state television said in an online report.

Adama Barrow: I inherited virtually empty economy
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Six months ago, businessman and political novice Adama Barrow took power in Africa’s smallest mainland country after delivering a stunning defeat against ex-leader Yahya Jammeh, who had ruled brutally for 22 years.

After Rwanda, now Togo looks to join the Commonwealth
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Diplomatic talks and visits by experts are gathering pace in Togo as the former French colony looks to follow another Francophone nation to join the Commonwealth.

Egypt court sentences 43 anti-government protesters to life: sources
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An Egyptian criminal court sentenced 43 activists to life in prison on Tuesday, judicial sources said, in a retrial of anti-government protesters who clashed with authorities in late 2011.

Hundreds of Islamic State corpses await repatriation from Libya
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Seven months after Libyan forces defeated Islamic State in the coastal city of Sirte, hundreds of bodies of foreign militants still lie stored in freezers as authorities negotiate with other governments to decide what to do with them, local officials say.

Xanda, son of Cecil the Lion, killed by hunter in Zimbabwe
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The son of Cecil the Lion, whose death at the hands of an American tourist in Zimbabwe caused international uproar, has also been shot dead by a hunter in Zimbabwe, scientists said.

Egypt court sentences 28 to death over 2015 prosecutor killing
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The sentences, confirmed by the court in Saturday's hearing after the Grand Mufti's approval, can be appealed

Uganda Government in talks with Sportpesa
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A government delegation is in the country from Uganda led by Youth Minister Nakiwala Kiyingi, to hold talks with African leading sports gaming firm SportPesa.

Malawi's former farm minister arrested over Zambia maize deal
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Malawi's former agriculture minister, George Chaponda, was arrested on Wednesday and faces graft charges over a procurement contract with neighbouring Zambia, his lawyer and the country's Anti-Corruption Bureau said on Wednesday.

ICC declines to set Gbagbo free in ruling
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The ICC Appeals Chamber Wednesday declined to release former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo for the rest of his trial on charges arising from deadly election violence that rocked his nation in 2010.

Egypt ends visa-free entry for Qataris, insists Doha meets demands
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Egypt will end visa-free entry for Qatari nationals with some exceptions, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Monday, the latest measure taken against Doha which Cairo and three Gulf governments are boycotting.

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