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Ethiopia lifts state of emergency imposed in February

Parliament approves a bill to end the emergency rule two months earlier than planned, local broadcaster reports.

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Death toll from Tunisia migrant shipwreck tops 100

Death toll from the sinking of the boat near Kerkennah Islands has risen to 112, IOM says.

Read more: Death toll from Tunisia migrant shipwreck tops 100

   

At least 13 killed in two separate central Nigeria attacks

Women and children among the dead after gunmen storm villages in Benue state.

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Madagascar Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly resigns

Olivier Mahafaly quits to comply with a court ruling that ordered the formation of a new consensus government.

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HRW accuses Morocco of cracking down on peaceful protesters

The rights group says Moroccan authorities used excessive, disproportionate force in dealing with economic protests.

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UN threatens to consider arms embargo on South Sudan

The UNSC votes to consider an arms embargo and sanctions on six officials if fighting does not stop by June 30.

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Ethiopia set to lift state of emergency two months early

Authorities imposed emergency rule in February after the sudden resignation of ex-Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

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Zimbabwe to hold first post-Mugabe elections on July 30

Vote will be the first in more than 30 years held without former longtime ruler Robert Mugabe on the ballot.

Emmerson Mnangagwa

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External actors urged to stop meddling in Somalia's affairs

AU and EU urge an end of external interference by non-African actors in Somalia's internal affairs.

Moussa Faki Mahamat

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Burundi 'insulted' by French gift of donkeys to village

Bujumbura officials quarantined the animals suspecting a subliminal message behind the gift.

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