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Suicide Bombers Kill 9 in Nigerian City of Maiduguri

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Suicide bombers killed nine people and wounded 13 others in multiple blasts in northeast Nigeria's Maiduguri, police said on Monday, the latest in a spate of attacks in the city worst hit by the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency.

File image - Congolese President Denis Sassou N'guesso, whose daughter and son-in-law were charged this week in connection with an investigation into "ill-gotten assets"

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Investigators have widened a corruption probe into the French assets of three African ruling families, charging the daughter and son-in-law of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso, judicial sources told AFP on Sunday.

President Akufo-Addo delivering his speech at the G-20 summit

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has challenged African leaders to depart from the dependency on aid and charity handouts and rather assume responsibility for the transformation of their economies.

China says 31 nationals detained in Zambia for illegal mining. Photo: minging.com

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Zambia has detained 31 Chinese nationals for illegal mining in the African country's copper belt but has failed to provide strong proof of their crimes, a senior Chinese diplomat said as he lodged a complaint.

Deutsche Welle demands the immediate release of their correspondent in DR Congo

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DW-correspondent Antéditeste Niragira has been imprisoned in the Democratic Republic of Congo since Wednesday (17 May 2017).

Freed Chibok Girls Meet Families After Three Years

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Families of the 82 Nigerian schoolgirls released from captivity recently after being held for years by Boko Haram were reunited for the first time Saturday in the Nigerian capital Abuja.

Ebola outbreak declared in DRC after three deaths

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An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after one person who died of haemorrhagic fever tested positive for the virus. Two others may have also died from the disease.

The mutinous soldiers took control of Bouaké, the second-largest city

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Ivory Coast's military says it has launched an operation to "restore order" after three consecutive days of protests by mutinous soldiers.

The abduction of the "Chibok girls" triggered a global outcry

Africa

Islamist militants of the Boko Haram group have released at least 80 schoolgirls from a group of 276 they abducted in north-eastern Nigeria three years ago, officials say.

Nigerian Prophet Temitope Balogun (TB) Joshua has declared his intention to leave Nigeria and relocate his ministry to the nation of Israel.

FILE - Congolese government army soldiers carry weapons and mortar equipment on the road to the border town of Bunagana, after their unit returned from the frontline of fighting against rebel forces, in Kinyamahura, Congo.

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The United Nations has issued a flash appeal of $64.5 million to provide emergency assistance over the next six months to hundreds of thousands of people uprooted by ethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's southern Kasai, Lomami and Sankuru provinces.

Three months after pulling the plug, Cameroon restores internet to anglophone region

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Cameroon's government said on Thursday it had restored the internet to its restive anglophone region, three months after cutting it amid protests against the predominantly French-speaking government of President Paul Biya.

File image - DR Congo's Kabila names opposition figure Tshibala PM

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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila named a former member of the largest opposition party as prime minister Friday, a move likely to further divide Kabila's opponents after talks to negotiate his exit from power broke down last week.

Scores have been killed in a blast at a church in Egypt.(Picture courtesy: RT/Twitter)

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A bomb exploded in a church north of Cairo that was packed with Palm Sunday worshippers, killing at least 21 people and wounding 50 others, officials said.

FILE - A protester carries a marijuana pipe during a march calling for the legalization of cannabis in Cape Town, South Africa, May 7, 2016. On Friday, Western Cape province's High Court ruled that marijuana can now be legally grown and smoked in the privacy of one's home.

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JOHANNESBURG — Last week's court ruling allowing home use of marijuana has sent South Africa buzzing about the possibility that cannabis will now be widely legal in the Rainbow Nation.

File: Simone Gbagbo (L) with husband Laurent Gbagbo

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An Ivory Coast jury on Tuesday acquitted former first lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity during the 2010-11 post-election crisis in a stunning verdict after the prosecution had sought to jail her for life.

Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak freed from detention

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Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said.

A young boy shows a hut that was destroyed by floods in Tsholostho, about 200 kilometers north of Bulawayo, March 4, 2017.

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The Zimbabwean government on Monday made an international appeal for $200 million to help its citizens who have been affected by widespread floods. Officials said since December, 271 people had died due to floods. The United Nations said it was important to quickly come into the country with medical aid and control infectious diseases that are spreading.

Pope apologises for Church's ‘sins and failings’ in Rwandan genocide

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Pope Francis asked for forgiveness on Monday for the “sins and failings of the Church” during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, saying he hoped his apology would help heal the African state’s wounds.

The 706-carat diamond discovered by pastor Emmanuel Momoh in eastern Sierra Leone

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A pastor in Sierra Leone has found one of the world's largest uncut diamonds and passed it to the country's president.

‘I am not an accidental president’: Barrow vows change in Gambia

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On his first trip outside Africa, new Gambian President Adama Barrow said he was confident France and the EU would boost financial support to his country after 22 years of dictatorship. Barrow estimated that his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh, had embezzled the equivalent of 85 million euros domestically, with inquiries open into his activities abroad. Justice, Barrow insisted, would be served.

Mrs Shirley Ayorkor Botchway ,Minister of Foreign Affairs and,Regional Integration signing documents at the meeting.

Africa

Ghana and Mauritius have signed a treaty, the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA), to avoid or eliminate double taxation of the same income in the two countries.

The mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Sall, had been touted as a likely contender in the 2019 presidential election.

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The mayor of Senegal's capital Dakar, Khalifa Sall, was charged with embezzlement of public funds and placed in custody on Tuesday, one of his lawyers told AFP.

In this photo taken Feb. 18, 2017, Gambia President Adama Barrow, left, signs a document during his inauguration ceremony in Banjul, Gambia.

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As Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country.

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