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Tropical cyclone threatens Mauritius and Reunion

Southern Indian Ocean in line for collision with strengthening storm.

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Sudan deploys more troops to Eritrea border

Khartoum says its facing a 'threat' from its eastern border as tension in the Red Sea region continues to rise.

Red Sea island of Suakin to Turkey

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Tanzania leader rules out extending presidential terms

President Magufuli will not seek to extend presidential terms from five years to seven, his party says.

President John Magufuli

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African states demand Trump apologise for racist remark

Group of African ambassadors to the UN condemn 'xenophobic' comment by US president and call for retraction.

African states

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More protests expected in Tunisia after mass arrests

The UN says it is concerned about the number of arrests during anti-government protests in Tunisia.

Activists in Tunisia

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Alan Paton: Why is Google honouring him today

Author and activist Alan Paton showed life in pre-Apartheid South Africa to the world.

Alan Paton

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DRC floods leave 45 dead, thousands homeless

Floods in the middle of a cholera outbreak bring misery and death to densely packed Kinshasa.

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Tunisia rallies simmer before Arab Spring anniversary

Demonstrations break out across the country, with more expected before January 14 anniversary of 2011 uprising.

Tebourba on Tuesday

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Up to 100 refugees feared drowned off Libyan coast

Libya's navy says up to 100 refugees are missing as it rescues 300 from three boats in the Mediterranean Sea.

Coastguard vessels rescued 300 refugees

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Cyclone Ava kills at least 29 in Madagascar

The cyclone hit the island nation during the weekend, leading to flooding, which affected at least 80,000 people.

Cyclone Ava

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