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DRC: New Ebola virus outbreak days after previous epidemic ends

Health ministry announces Ebola outbreak in DRC just days after previous emergence of the deadly virus is declared over.

Ebola virus

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South African women march against gender-based violence

Nationwide rallies kick-off with women demanding state action for victims of rape, sexual violence in South Africa.

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South Africa plans to amend constitution to allow land seizure

Most land in the country remains in white hands 25 years since black-majority government took power from white rule.

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Three Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic

The reporters were investigating the activities of so-called Wagner group, a group of private military contractors.

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Controversial vote on presidential powers passes in Comoros

The result of the referendum, which was boycotted by the opposition, will allow President Azali Assoumani to run again.

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Polls close in Comoros referendum on presidential powers

Opposition leaders called for a boycott of the vote, which critics say is a power grab by President Azali Assoumani.

Comoros referendum

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US confirms deployment of armed drones in Niger

The armed drones are currently deployed to Niger's Air Base 101 in the capital, Niamey.

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Eritrea and Somalia agree to restore diplomatic relations

The move comes weeks after Eritrea and Ethiopia signed a historic peace deal, re-establishing relations between the two.

Eritrean President Afwerki and Somalia''s President Farmajo

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Vote counting under way in Mali's tense elections

'Armed attacks or other violence' halt voting in three percent of the country's polling stations, government says.

Vote counting

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Ethiopia: Thousands pay tribute to Grand Renaissance dam engineer

Semegnew Bekele, 53, was found dead in his car in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.

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