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South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar in exile in DRC

The United Nations says it intervened on humanitarian grounds to help South Sudan’s former vice president and opposition leader in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of…

The United Nations says it intervened on humanitarian grounds to help South Sudan’s former vice president and opposition leader in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of…

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Opposition leader detained on Uganda election day

Opposition leader Kizza Besigye was briefly detained on polling day in Uganda as the government shut down social media sites, reportedly due to

Opposition leader Kizza Besigye was briefly detained on polling day in Uganda as the government shut down social media sites, reportedly due to

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African leaders sign pact to create 'Cape to Cairo' free trade bloc

African leaders have signed a agreement in Egypt to create a new free-trade zone stretching from Cairo to Cape Town. The Tripartite Free Trade Area

African leaders have signed a agreement in Egypt to create a new free-trade zone stretching from Cairo to Cape Town. The Tripartite Free Trade Area

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African free trade agreement to be signed in Egypt

The leaders of 26 African nations have been laying the groundwork for an African Free Trade Union in the resort of Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. Behind

The leaders of 26 African nations have been laying the groundwork for an African Free Trade Union in the resort of Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. Behind

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Aid workers face 'complex emergency' as Burundians flee unrest

There is no let up in the protests against Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza. Police have reportedly fired tear gas and beaten demonstrators, as

There is no let up in the protests against Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza. Police have reportedly fired tear gas and beaten demonstrators, as

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African presidents create 80-million euro fund to fight Boko Haram

Presidents from ten central African states have held an emergency summit in Cameroon to create an 80-million euro fund to fight the Islamist militant

Presidents from ten central African states have held an emergency summit in Cameroon to create an 80-million euro fund to fight the Islamist militant

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Success for ANC in South African elections

With the majority of the results now in, the African National Congress has dominated South Africa’s general election, winning around 62 percent of

With the majority of the results now in, the African National Congress has dominated South Africa’s general election, winning around 62 percent of