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Ethiopia jails opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye

Former opposition spokesperson sentenced over posts criticising the government's response to Oromo protests.

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Kenya: Police officers killed in al-Shabab bomb attack

The police officers were on patrol when their vehicle was hit a by a landmine laid by armed group al-Shabab.

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Al-Shabab claims deadly Mogadishu attack

Mayor's spokesman confirms deaths of eight people, including a mother and her son, in explosion near police checkpoint.

A woman injured

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Ethiopia's Tedros becomes first African to head WHO

Tedros Adhanom elected to head UN agency but controversy surrounds his role in Ethiopia's repressive government.

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Deutsche Welle journalist Niragira released by DR Congo

Antediteste Niragira was arrested last Wednesday on accusations of spying in the DRC.

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Protester dies amid fears of more unrest in Tunisia

One protester is killed after a national guard vehicle ran him over and at least 50 others injured in south Tunisia.

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Gambia accuses former president Jammeh of stealing $50m

Yahya Jammeh stole the money from state coffers before leaving for exile in Equatorial Guinea, justice minister says.

Yahya Jammeh

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WHO travel costs 'outstrip' disease budget

World Health Organization's spending on travel exceeded its expenditure on public health problems, report says.

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UN urges Libya to release all refugees, asylum seekers

UN refugee chief 'shocked at the harsh conditions' in which Libya keeps refugees and migrants in detention centres.

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Tunisian forces clash with protesters at oil fields

Security forces fire tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters demanding jobs and share of gas and oil revenues.

Tunisian forces

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