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Military court convicts Cameroon journalist Ahmed Abba

Ahmed Abba, in jail since July 2015 over his reporting on Boko Haram, could face death penalty, according to his lawyer.

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UN: 17 new mass graves found in central DRC

ICC will investigate reports of rapes and killings by soldiers if DRC government fails to, UN rights chief says.

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Refugees free UN staff held hostage in DRC camp

Unarmed South Sudanese refugees demanding to be moved to a third country had captured 16 MONUSCO staff.

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S Sudan refugees 'hold 13 UN staff hostage' in DRC camp

UN official says negotiations ongoing with 100 unarmed refugees at camp in eastern DRC after MONUSCO staff held.

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Report: 669 killed in Ethiopia violence since August

Report from government's human rights commission blames a lot of the violence on opposition groups.

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Esther Afua Ocloo: Ghana's inspiring businesswoman

Founder of Nkulenu Industries, Ocloo started her business with less than a dollar and grew into a global inspiration.

Esther Afua Ocloo

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Will the 'Long Rains' save Somalia?

The 2016 rains failed in the Horn of Africa; this season will be critical for Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.

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US deploys 'a few dozen' troops to Somalia: Pentagon

The soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division will mainly train and equip Somalia's army 'to better fight al-Shabab'.

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Fighting in South Sudan's Raga kills at least 14 people

Violence in eastern South Sudan forces 60 aid workers to flee as new battles erupt in the northwestern town of Raga.

Raga

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Three aid workers killed in restive South Sudan

World Food Programme says contract workers were hacked to death with machetes and shot in violence earlier this week.

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