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Nigeria removes 50,000 'ghost workers' from...

The office of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was voted into power last year vowing to stamp out endemic graft in Africa's most populous country, said...

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Niger says 31 Boko Haram fighters surrender...

Boko Haram's seven-year insurgency began in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria but has since spread beyond its borders to Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

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Sudan frees 20 opposition members after protest...

Sudanese Congress Party spokesman Mohamed Arabi said 16 members were freed on Sunday, but added that "dozens of other figures including the head of the...

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Who's behind the massacres in Congo's Beni...

Some basic details about the alleged killers of more than 700 victims -- the latest over the Christmas weekend -- haven't quite convinced observers and...

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All-night talks fail to reach DR Congo deal...

Kabila's second and final five-year term ended on December 20, but he has shown no intention of leaving office soon, sparking violent protests that have...

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Five Burundi soldiers slain by DR Congo guards...

"The confrontation began when the Burundian soldiers, who were pursuing rebels from the FNL (National Forces of Liberation) entered Congolese territory"...

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Gabon's Ping urges security forces to defect...

Ping has repeatedly declared himself the winner of the August election, but Gabon's constitutional court has upheld Bongo's victory.

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Gambia opposition says 'no court' can cancel...

Barrow "is confident that he has won an election and he is confident that there is no court on this earth that will deliver judgement to the contrary,"...

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UN Security Council rejects arms embargo...

The measure presented by the United States garnered only seven votes in favor in the 15-member council, while eight countries including Russia, China and...

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Egypt's Sisi, Trump agreed in call on UN...

Egypt had requested on Thursday that its resolution demanding Israel halt settlements be postponed

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Museveni launches fiberboard factory...

President Yoweri Museveni launched Nile Fibre Boards Uganda Ltd at Kinoni Village, Kakoge Sub County in Nakasongola district on April 10. The $25m factory is to employ over 1000 locals. The company is specialised in making wood products including different...