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Gunfire and explosions 'rock Nigeria's Maiduguri'

Security forces in battle with large number of fighters suspected to be members of the Boko Haram armed group.

Maiduguri

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Mokgweetsi Masisi sworn in as Botswana's new president

One of Africa's strongest democracies sees fifth smooth transition of power as new leader vows to tackle unemployment.

Mokgweetsi Masisi

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Mali hands 'de facto chief of Islamic Police' over to ICC

Suspect was identified by the ICC as Ansar Dine's 'de facto chief of Islamic Police' during conflict five years ago.

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Somalia: Al-Shabab attacks African Union base

Fierce gun battle lasts for several hours after attack on military camp in Bulo Marer, 160km southwest of Mogadishu.

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Ethiopia: More than 1,100 detained under state of emergency

State-affiliated media says 1,107 people have been arrested for violating the emergency decree announced last month.

Ethiopia's Oromia region

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Sierra Leone votes in delayed presidential runoff

Second round of voting pits APC's Sumara Kamara against SLPP's Julius Maada.

Sierra Leone votes

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Building Wakanda: Africa's search for the next Einstein

Africa's top scientists gather in the Rwandan capital of Kigali to focus on the future of science in the continent.

Building Wakanda

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Calima wind brings hazy conditions to Canary Islands

The islands have been hit with poor visibility as a result of Saharan dust.

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Abiy Ahmed elected as chairman of Ethiopia's ruling coalition

EPRDF elects Abiy Ahmed as its chairman, paving the way for the Oromo leader to become Ethiopia's prime minister.

Oromia region

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Tunisia: Assembly votes to abolish human rights commission

Opponents denounce the move saying there wasn't the required number of legislators in the assembly for the vote.

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State-owned port operator should rethink its deal with breakaway region and work with the government, says Somali FM.

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