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Ethiopia pledges probe into killing of protesters

The Ethiopian government says it will investigate allegations that security forces killed hundreds of protesters.

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DR Congo puts fighters on trial for civilian massacres

Human rights monitors say Allied Democratic Forces have been involved in killing more than a thousand civilians.

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Burundi officers flee country over fears of repression

Deserters feared repression over their ethnicity and perceived support of the opposition amid political unrest.

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Mauritania jails 13 anti-slavery activists

International activists say the verdict is a "devastating blow to the Mauritanian anti-slavery movement".

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South Sudan: Opposition leader Machar flees country

South Sudan's former vice president has left the country for a neighbouring state, according to opposition officials.

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Zimbabwe police break up anti-Mugabe protest

Several people have been beaten by police and at least one of the protesters sustained deep cuts on the head.

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Libyan forces retake central Sirte district from ISIL

Soldiers advance on "District One", the city's last area held by ISIL, after capturing key neighbourhood, military says.

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Man killed as 500,000 join Guinea opposition rally

One man shot dead and 12 wounded as at least half a million protest against alleged government corruption.

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Zambia arrests 133 protesters after contested election

Police accuse the opposition of attacking perceived supporters of the president after disputed election result.

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Mauritania anti-slavery activists 'tortured in custody'

Thirteen anti-slavery campaigners in Mauritania claim to have been tortured while detained by authorities.

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