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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.

Diane Rwigara

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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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Sacked South African radio host stands by 'monkey' jibe

Popular radio jockey, Sasha Martinengo, fired after he called opposition leader Julius Malema a 'monkey' on a live show.

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Dozens killed in Ethiopia ethnic clashes

At least 44 people were killed and 70,000 fled their homes amid violence in western Ethiopia, local officials say.

Addis Ababa

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Namibia pledges land reforms to boost black ownership

The former German colony is considering expropriating land since whites still own a majority of it.

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Melania Trump opens Africa tour in Ghana with baby weighing

The US first lady is aiming to promote child welfare during a five-day tour of the continent.

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Uganda: Court adjourns treason case against Bobi Wine

Singer turned opposition MP and more than 30 others accused of treason are expected back in court on December 3.

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Chad troops kill 17 Boko Haram fighters after Lake Chad attack

A second deadly attack this year by Boko Haram near Lake Chad was repelled by Chadian troops.

Lake Chad

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