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Three million at risk of famine in Lake Chad region

Launching a funding appeal, the UN says drought, chronic poverty and Boko Haram Islamic militants have led to the emergency.

Launching a funding appeal, the UN says drought, chronic poverty and Boko Haram Islamic militants have led to the emergency.

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Violence erupts between locals and migrants in South Africa

The unrest in Pretoria broke out despite a condemnation of anti-foreigner violence and call for calm from President Jacob Zuma.

The unrest in Pretoria broke out despite a condemnation of anti-foreigner violence and call for calm from President Jacob Zuma.

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Bodies of 74 refugees recovered from Libyan beach

Authorities have recovered the bodies of 74 migrants, which were washed up on beach near the western Libyan city of Zawiya. Mohamed al-Misrati, a

Authorities have recovered the bodies of 74 migrants, which were washed up on beach near the western Libyan city of Zawiya. Mohamed al-Misrati, a

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Infantino in South Africa to discuss World Cup expansion

Gianni Infantino, President of football’s world governing body, arrived in Johannesburg on Tuesday to attend a two-day FIFA summit.

Gianni Infantino, President of football’s world governing body, arrived in Johannesburg on Tuesday to attend a two-day FIFA summit.

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South Sudan's human rights situation "amongst the worst on the planet"

Famine has been declared in some areas of South Sudan - the first time such a declaration has been made since 2011. The country has been dogged by civil war, drought and hyperinflation. The situation

Famine has been declared in some areas of South Sudan - the first time such a declaration has been made since 2011. The country has been dogged by civil war, drought and hyperinflation. The situation

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Famine rears its head in South Sudan

Parts of the war-ravaged country have been hit by famine. Officials fear almost half the territory could be in a state of food insecurity by July.

Parts of the war-ravaged country have been hit by famine. Officials fear almost half the territory could be in a state of food insecurity by July.

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Egypt upholds death sentences over football stadium violence

Egypt’s top court has upheld death sentences for ten men convicted for their roles in the country’s worst football related violence.

Egypt’s top court has upheld death sentences for ten men convicted for their roles in the country’s worst football related violence.

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Somalia: Deadly car bomb rocks Mogadishu market

A car bomb attack on a market in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, left dozens dead and injured on Sunday.

A car bomb attack on a market in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, left dozens dead and injured on Sunday.

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Egypt's long road to economic recovery

Five years on from the revolution that saw the fall of the Mubarak regime, and Egypt is still on its knees.

Five years on from the revolution that saw the fall of the Mubarak regime, and Egypt is still on its knees.

Culture

Africa's rarest crocodile under special protection program

The fate of a crocodile species considered as Africa's newest and rarest is being tied to a zoo in the heart of Ivory Coast's economic capital Abidjan, which faced an uncertain future not long ago.

The fate of a crocodile species considered as Africa's newest and rarest is being tied to a zoo in the heart of Ivory Coast's economic capital Abidjan, which faced an uncertain future not long ago.

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17 dead in Angola stadium stampede

At least 17 people have died and many more have been injured in a stampede at a football match in Angola.

At least 17 people have died and many more have been injured in a stampede at a football match in Angola.

Culture

How a 2016 song 'dans la sauce' lit up Cameroon's AFCON triumph

The song ''Dans la sauce,'' which literally means ''In the soup,'' was popular among Cameroonians who saw the team's steady progress in the competition as a way of putting all opponents in the 'victor

The song ''Dans la sauce,'' which literally means ''In the soup,'' was popular among Cameroonians who saw the team's steady progress in the competition as a way of putting all opponents in the 'victor

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Watch: Scuffles break out in South African parliament

There were violent clashes inside South Africa’s parliament on Thursday, (February 9), as members of the Economic Freedom Fighters, (EFF), were forcibly removed.

There were violent clashes inside South Africa’s parliament on Thursday, (February 9), as members of the Economic Freedom Fighters, (EFF), were forcibly removed.

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South Africa: Brawls break out during Zuma's State of the Nation address

Brawls have broken out inside South Africa’s parliament after opposition MPs were thrown out of the chamber during President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation…

Brawls have broken out inside South Africa’s parliament after opposition MPs were thrown out of the chamber during President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation…

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Kenyan court blocks government closure of Dadaab refugee camp

A directive to close the camp and forcibly repatriate refugees was issued last year, but the high court said the decision was tantamount to an act of group persecution.

A directive to close the camp and forcibly repatriate refugees was issued last year, but the high court said the decision was tantamount to an act of group persecution.

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[LIVE] AFCON 2017 profit: Cameroon climbs 29 places on FIFA World ranking

This is the coverage of the just ended AFCON in Gabon. The line ups, the scores, match statistics, goals, man of the match and the fans were all covered in our LIVE blog.

This is the coverage of the just ended AFCON in Gabon. The line ups, the scores, match statistics, goals, man of the match and the fans were all covered in our LIVE blog.