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{FD} Egypt’s el-Sissi says he will run for a second term

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has announced he will run for a second, four-year term in elections due in March. Continue reading

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{FD} Crowds jostle for holy water as Ethiopia celebrates Epiphany

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Ethiopia’s Orthodox Christians have gathered to celebrate Timket, or Epiphany, a major holiday marking the baptism of Jesus. Continue reading

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{FD} New UNICEF chief to engage private sector to help children

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The new leader of UNICEF says the children’s agency is taking a new approach in 2018 by engaging with private companies to help prepare young people for productive lives. Continue reading

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{FD} A year after Jammeh’s exit, Gambia emerges from the shadows

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The military intervention looked imminent. Continue reading

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{FD} Group urges Sudan to halt arresting reporters amid protests

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The Committee to Protect Journalists has urged Sudanese authorities “to cease harassing and arresting” journalists and confiscating newspapers covering anti-inflation protests. Continue reading

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{FD} Zimbabwe mourns Bennett, ‘sharpest thorn’ in Mugabe’s side

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He was called the “sharpest thorn” in Robert Mugabe’s side. Continue reading

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{FD} Chair: US says Africa important but no apology for Trump

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The chair of the Africa Group at the U.N. says U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told ambassadors that Africa is “very important for the United States” — but she didn’t apologize for President Donald Trump’s vulgar comment about the continent as they had dem… Continue reading

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{FD} Uganda’s leader to sign death warrants again after 19 years

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Uganda’s president says he will sign the death warrants of “a few” prisoners to create fear among criminals in the East African country. Continue reading

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{FD} Dozens of ex-US envoys to Africa urge Trump to reconsider

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Dozens of former U.S. ambassadors to African countries have written to President Donald Trump expressing “deep concern” over his comments about the continent and warning that respectful engagement is crucial to protecting American interests. Continue reading

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{FD} Drought-stricken Cape Town tightens water restrictions

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The South African city of Cape Town has announced new water restrictions to combat drought, saying it is looking more likely that it will have to turn off most taps on “Day Zero,” or April 21. Continue reading

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{FD} Migrants shift to old, risky route to Spain and Europe

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Stronger border controls in Turkey and Libya, together with instability in northern Morocco, are pushing record numbers of migrants and asylum-seekers to attempt a hazardous western Mediterranean Sea passage from North Africa to Europe. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 detained over fire bombs thrown at Tunisia synagogues

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A judge in Tunisia has ordered the detention of five people suspected of throwing Molotov cocktails at two synagogues during protests over price hikes. Continue reading

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{FD} Rights group: World must act to end Libya turmoil, abuses

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Human Rights Watch says the world must do more to help end rights abuses in chaotic Libya, which has emerged as one of the main corridors for migration to Europe. Continue reading

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{FD} 28 aid workers killed in South Sudan last year, a new high

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The United Nations says violence against aid workers in South Sudan reached a new high in 2017, with 28 killed. Continue reading

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{FD} Egyptian president sacks intel chief, appoints replacement

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Egypt’s president has fired the country’s chief spy and assigned a confidante and head of his office to run the General Intelligence Directorate Agency temporarily. Continue reading

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{FD} South Africa prosecutors urged to act in apartheid-era death

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The family of a South African anti-apartheid activist who was tortured and killed by police in 1971 is pushing state prosecutors to act against three former police officers linked to the murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt raises ‘extreme concern’ about Nile dam with Ethiopia

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Egypt’s president says he expressed his “extreme concern” over the lack of progress in talks over the construction of a massive Nile dam in Ethiopia during a meeting with that country’s visiting prime minister. Continue reading

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{FD} Zimbabwe’s president says elections to be in May or June

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Zimbabwe’s president says elections will be in May or June, as he faces pressure at home and abroad to deliver a credible vote to cement his legitimacy. Continue reading

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{FD} South Africa’s Ramaphosa denounces graft before Davos forum

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South Africa’s deputy president is urging state prosecutors to target suspects in corruption scandals, some of whom have been linked to a business family with close ties to President Jacob Zuma. Continue reading

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{FD} Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s upcoming visit to the Middle East comes at a time of intensely publicized friction between his administration and the Palestinian leadership. Continue reading

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{FD} UN envoy says military forces in Libya are flexing muscles

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The U.N. envoy for Libya said Wednesday that military forces “are flexing their muscles in many parts of the country” and the oil-rich nation needs a competent government. Continue reading

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{FD} UK helicopters join French counterterror mission in Africa

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Britain said Wednesday that it will send three Royal Air Force helicopters to join France’s military mission against Islamic militants in Africa’s Sahel region as part of closer U.K.-French intelligence and military cooperation. Continue reading

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{FD} EU suspends Kenya water conservation funding over killing

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The European Union has suspended funding for conservation of Kenya’s natural water towers after a tribesman was shot and killed by government forest service guards. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt presidential hopeful says bureaucrats blocking his bid

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Supporters of a rights lawyer who hopes to run in Egypt’s presidential election in May say bureaucrats loyal to the government are obstructing their efforts to get him on the ballot. Continue reading

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{FD} Suicide attack at market in Nigeria’s Maiduguri kills 12

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Residents and an emergency official say a double suicide bombing at a market in Nigeria’s northern city of Maiduguri has killed at least 12 people and wounded 48 others. Continue reading

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{FD} Challenge in Uganda against removing presidential age limit

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Uganda’s government says it is preparing a response to the court challenge filed by a lawyers’ association against a new law removing a presidential age limit from the constitution. Continue reading

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{FD} American, Canadian kidnapped by gunmen in central Nigeria

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A Nigerian police spokesman says an American and a Canadian have been kidnapped in Kaduna state in the central part of the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Italian lawmakers pass anti-terror military mission to Niger

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Italian lawmakers have approved sending a military mission to Niger to combat human trafficking and terrorism. Continue reading

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{FD} Ethiopia releases top opposition figure from prison

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Ethiopia’s top opposition figure has been released from prison as part of the government’s recent pledge to release detained politicians and “widen the democratic space for all.” Continue reading

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{FD} Ethiopian PM arrives in Egypt for talks on sharing Nile

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has arrived in Cairo for a two-day visit to discuss a massive dam that Egypt fears will cut into its share of the Nile. Continue reading

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{FD} South Africa targets McKinsey firm in corruption scandal

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Global management consultancy firm McKinsey is coming under increasing scrutiny in South Africa amid government efforts to recover funds linked to a corruption scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} Abbas says Trump’s policy shift on Jerusalem was ‘sinful’

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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has again blasted President Donald Trump, saying the U.S. leader’s decision to recognize contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “sinful.” Continue reading

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{FD} Hundreds of Sudanese protest hike in bread prices

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Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Sudan’s capital to protest against rising bread prices after the government’s devaluation of the local currency. Continue reading

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{FD} Nigeria releases ‘repentant’ Boko Haram suspects as terror group releases video of captured girls

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Nigeria has released 244 people suspected to have been part of Boko Haram who officials said are “repentant” after undergoing rehabilitation. Meanwhile, the group says girls in captivity vow to never return home. Continue reading

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{FD} Ethiopian Airlines to re-launch Zambia’s national carrier

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Ethiopian Airlines says it has finalized an agreement with Zambia to re-launch the southern African country’s national carrier. Continue reading

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{FD} Nigeria army releases 244 Boko Haram suspects

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Nigeria’s army has released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership in the deadly extremist group. Continue reading

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{FD} Ghana police arrest, question 3 men found with explosives

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Ghana’s police say they are questioning three men who were arrested Monday after being found with explosives. Continue reading

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{FD} Liberia president rejects her expulsion from political party

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Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has rejected her expulsion from the governing party as illegal, saying she will appeal the decision. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Kenyan Catholic priest arrested for ******

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A Kenyan police report says a Roman Catholic priest is in custody for allegedly sodomizing a man. Continue reading

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{FD} South Sudan’s cease-fire broken by both sides, say monitors

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Sixteen people have been killed, including three children, since South Sudan’s cease-fire started less than a month ago, say monitors. Continue reading

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{FD} Tunisian soccer fans clash with police amid economic unrest

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Tunisian soccer fans have clashed with police in the capital two days after a match was canceled amid nationwide economic protests. Continue reading

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{FD} UN says 100,000 people in Central African Republic need aid

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The U.N. says some 100,000 people in the Central African Republic city of Paoua urgently need humanitarian aid following clashes between armed groups. Continue reading

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{FD} Video shows Nigerian girls vowing to remain with captors

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A video released Monday by Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamic extremists purportedly shows some of the young women kidnapped from a school nearly four years ago who vow never to return home. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 6 migrants found dead near Spanish island

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The Latest on the migration issues in Europe (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Spanish officials say the bodies of six migrants have been found close to the Canary Islands. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities arrest 22 after massacre in southern Senegal

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Authorities in Senegal have arrested 22 people following a massacre in the country’s southern Casamance region where the suspects had been looking for firewood in the forest. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt’s leader seeks to defuse tension with Sudan, Ethiopia

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Egypt’s president has sought to defuse tensions with Ethiopia and Sudan, reassuring them that his country is not meddling in their internal affairs or planning to go to war against them. Continue reading

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{FD} Clashes in Libyan capital kill 9, close airport

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Libyan officials say heavy clashes among rival militias in Tripoli left at least nine people dead and forced the capital’s only functioning airport to shut down. Continue reading

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{FD} South Africa summons US diplomat to explain Trump comment

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South Africa summoned the United States’ senior diplomat in the capital Pretoria on Monday over President Donald Trump’s recent disparaging comments about African nations and Haiti. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Egyptian lawmaker pulls out of presidential race

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A former Egyptian lawmaker says he has decided not to run in the presidential election in March, saying the political “climate” isn’t conducive to campaigning. Continue reading

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{FD} Official: Cameroon bus crash kills at least 21, injures 38

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A governor in Cameroon says at least 21 people have been killed and at least 38 injured when a bus veered off a road and crashed into a tree in a ravine. Continue reading

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