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Libya's eastern forces arrest top Egyptian al-Qaeda fighter

Hesham Ashmawi was sentenced to death in absentia for masterminding a string of deadly attacks in his native Egypt.

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Cameroon vote count begins, President Paul Biya likely to return

Results of the presidential election, marked by violence in Anglophone areas, expected within two weeks.

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Libyan PM looks to broaden support with cabinet reshuffle

UN-backed government announces cabinet reshuffle as the North African country attempts to rein in armed groups.

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Gabon ruling party claims election win

The ruling Gabonese Democratic Party has won 80 of the 143 seats in the national parliament, the presidency says.

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DR Congo: Dozens killed in oil tanker collision

Officials say at least 50 killed after oil tanker collided with vehicle in Mbuba village, 200km southwest of Kinshasa.

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Cameroon opposition forms coalition ahead of polls

People's Development Front and Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon join forces as they try to unseat President Biya.

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Gabon heads to the polls to elect members of parliament

The polls are the first since a disputed presidential election two years ago that led to deadly violence.

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Rwandan opposition activist Diane Rwigara released on bail

Diane Rwigara is released on bail after over a year in jail on charges including inciting against Rwandan government.

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Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad awarded 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Mukwege is a gynaecologist treating survivors of sexual violence in the DRC and Murad is a Yazidi human rights activist.

Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad

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Scores of migrants feared dead in Guinea-Bissau boat mishap

Boat wreckage has been found, but no bodies have been recovered since the boat capsized with 60 on board on Monday.

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