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ANC chair backs land expropriation without compensation

Gwede Mantashe, a close ally of President Cyril Ramaphosa, says land ownership should be limited to 12,000 hectares.

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Sudan: 22 children drown as boat taking them to school sinks

The children were on their way to school when their boat capsized in rough waters.

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WHO says DRC conflict hindering push to stem Ebola outbreak

World Health Organization urges ceasefire as death toll rises to at least 41 people in DRC's North Kivu province.

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Ethiopia: Paramilitaries 'kill at least 40' in Oromia regio

Officials say paramilitary forces from the Somali region carried out cross-border attacks in Oromia's East Hararghe.

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Tunisia's president vows to give women equal inheritance rights

Beji Caid Essebsi says the measure was a long time coming but some are sceptical about the proposal's motivations.

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Mali: Soumaila Cisse rejects results as ballot counting under way

Mali opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse charges fraud in Mali elections marked by low turnout due to security fears.

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Counting under way as Malians vote in tense presidential runoff

Tight security as President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita faces ex-finance minister Soumaila Cisse in second round of voting.

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Mali goes to polls in crucial election runoff

President Ibrahim Keita faces former finance minister Soumaila Cisse who finished second in July's first round.

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Kenya: Officials accused of corruption in flagship rail project

Officials, business people and companies charged with misdealing during China-funded flagship railway's construction.

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Cameroon to probe new video of 'armed forces' killing civilians

Amnesty calls footage credible evidence to support allegations that Cameroon's armed forces committed 'grave crimes'.

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