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Burundi presses unwed couples to marry

Calling church and state-sanctioned weddings a patriotic duty, government order comes amid drive to 'moralise society'.

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Inquiry sought into ISIL escape under Khalifa Haftar

Awaqir tribesmen demand answers to how escape from Derna and Benghazi was possible through Haftar-controlled areas.

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Rival factions clash in Libya's Tripoli

At least 52 Government of National Accord fighters killed, shattering period of relative calm in the capital.

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South Africa's Mmusi Maimane 'barred' from Zambia

Maimane says he was denied entry to the country over his support for a Zambian opposition leader charged with treason.

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Tunisia opens trial over 2015 Sousse beach killings

Twenty-six people, including six policemen, are on trial over a 2015 beach attack that left dozens of tourists dead.

Tunisia opens trial

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Ethiopia jails opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye

Former opposition spokesperson sentenced over posts criticising the government's response to Oromo protests.

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Kenya: Police officers killed in al-Shabab bomb attack

The police officers were on patrol when their vehicle was hit a by a landmine laid by armed group al-Shabab.

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Al-Shabab claims deadly Mogadishu attack

Mayor's spokesman confirms deaths of eight people, including a mother and her son, in explosion near police checkpoint.

A woman injured

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Ethiopia's Tedros becomes first African to head WHO

Tedros Adhanom elected to head UN agency but controversy surrounds his role in Ethiopia's repressive government.

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Deutsche Welle journalist Niragira released by DR Congo

Antediteste Niragira was arrested last Wednesday on accusations of spying in the DRC.

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