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S.Sudan resumes talks with Sudan on independence...

The south's foreign affairs, defence, interior and oil ministers travelled to Khartoum for the talks

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Kinshasa rally in support of Kabila draws...

Political unrest has plagued DR Congo for months over fears that Kabila will postpone elections due to be held late this year.

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Female journalist gunned down in Somalia...

Sagal Salad Osman, a presenter and producer for state radio station Muqdisho, was gunned down by unidentified men who then fled.

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'At least 10' dead in jihadist attack on...

Around 40 others were injured in the assault on the central Ambassador Hotel, where Somali security forces continued to battle Shabaab fighters

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South Sudan 'torture' in shipping container...

There was no immediate response from South Sudan's army

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Zika spreads in Africa for first time: WHO...

The World Health Organization announced that the strain of Zika circulating in Cape Verde had been shown to be the same as the one behind an explosion...

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EgyptAir wreckage found in Mediterranean...

Personal belongings of passengers were found north of Alexandria

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Sudan's Omar Bashir applies for US visa

In 2014, he applied for a visa to attend the General Assembly in New York, but it was rejected

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Kenya opens probe after police break up protest...

Police fired tear gas and beat opposition demonstrators with truncheons on Monday to stop them storming the offices of the electoral commission in Nairobi....

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Nigerian government to meet unions over strike...

Nigeria depends on oil sales for 70 percent of government revenue and the global plunge in oil prices has weakened the naira currency and made foreign...

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Kabila pledges DR Congo elections...

In power since 2001, Kabila officially ended his term in office in December, but he was allowed to remain under the New Year's Eve deal in exchange for guarantees that elections will be held.