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Thousands join fresh protests in Togo amid 'crackdown'

Thousands join fresh protests in Togo amid 'crackdown' Thu, 21 Sep, 2017

Thousands of protesters in Togo Thursday joined demonstrations around the country for a second day against the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty.
Russia balks at France's UN proposal for Mali sanctions

Russia balks at France's UN proposal for Mali sanctions Fri, 01 Sep, 2017

 Russia on Friday voiced reservations over a French proposal to set up a UN sanctions regime for Mali to punish those who are obstructing a 2015 peace deal.
Mozambique opposition eyes peace deal by November

Mozambique opposition eyes peace deal by November Fri, 01 Sep, 2017

Mozambique's opposition chief Afonso Dhlakama said Friday he expected to sign a peace deal with President Filipe Nyusi by November, as the two sides look to end years of unrest.

UN calls for aid to feed 320,000 refugees in Tanzania

UN calls for aid to feed 320,000 refugees in Tanzania Sun, 27 Aug, 2017

The United Nations World Food Program says it has reduced food rations for 320,000 refugees living in northwest Tanzania as a result of funding shortfalls.
Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides Sun, 20 Aug, 2017

Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week's devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city's chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday.

Mali's president suspends revising constitution under opposition pressure

Mali's president suspends revising constitution under opposition pressure Sat, 19 Aug, 2017

Mali's president has suspended plans for a referendum on constitutional change, a move cheered by the opposition Saturday after months of street protests against the reforms.
At least 312 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides and flooding

At least 312 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides and flooding Mon, 14 Aug, 2017

At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown, leaving excavators to pull bodies from rubble and overwhelming the city's morgues.
Suspected jihadists kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Suspected jihadists kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant Mon, 14 Aug, 2017

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 18 people and wounded several during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital overnight, but security forces shot dead both attackers and freed people trapped inside the building.
Four dead in Kenya as tensions soar over disputed poll

Four dead in Kenya as tensions soar over disputed poll Wed, 09 Aug, 2017

Four people were killed Wednesday in election-related violence in Kenya, where the opposition claimed massive rigging in a vote that President Uhuru Kenyatta looked certain to win.
South Sudan marks another year of freedom without peace

South Sudan marks another year of freedom without peace Sun, 09 Jul, 2017

South Sudan on Sunday marked its sixth independence anniversary in muted fashion, with no official celebration as the world's newest nation reels from a brutal and destructive ongoing civil war.
ICC says South Africa should have arrested al-Bashir

ICC says South Africa should have arrested al-Bashir Thu, 06 Jul, 2017

War crimes judges ruled Thursday that South Africa flouted its duties to the International Criminal Court in 2015 by failing to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted on genocide charges.
Congo requests financial support from donors amid economic crisis

Congo requests financial support from donors amid economic crisis Thu, 06 Jul, 2017

Democratic Republic of Congo's government has formally requested financial support from international donors as it confronts a worsening economic crisis, a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday showed.
Mali relaunches beleaguered peace process

Mali relaunches beleaguered peace process Sat, 24 Jun, 2017

Mali's government and armed groups which signed a 2015 peace deal have relaunched talks aimed at speeding up its implementation after several delays.

Shabaab restaurant assault leaves 18 dead in Mogadishu

Shabaab restaurant assault leaves 18 dead in Mogadishu Thu, 15 Jun, 2017

A suicide car bombing and armed assault by six Shabaab militants on two neighbouring restaurants in Somalia's capital Mogadishu ended Thursday morning with at least 18 dead, the government said.
Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan

Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

Dozens of Tunisians demonstrated Sunday to demand the right to eat and drink in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and to protest against non-fasters being arrested.

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