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Uganda enacts law ending presidential age limits

President Yoweri Museveni signs bill into law, which will allow the 73-year-old to rule past previous age limit of 75.

President Yoweri Museveni

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More than 700 escape Boko Haram: Nigeria's army

The captives, mostly fishermen, farmers and their families, were held as farm workers by the armed group Boko Haram.

The captives

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Egypt wants 'Sudan out' of contentious dam talks

Egypt has proposed cutting Sudan out of talks on the massive Nile River dam project, an Ethiopia newspaper has reported.

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

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UN chief calls for restraint, urges Kabila to step down

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for restraint after at least seven people are killed in DRC rallies.

Joseph Kabila

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DRC: Death toll rises in anti-government protests

At least seven people have been killed and more than 120 arrested in protests calling for DRC president to step down.

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DRC protests: 'Three killed' in anti-government rallies

Security forces in the DRC accused of shooting dead two people in Kinshasa and another one in Kananga.

Kinshasa, Kananga

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DRC blocks internet as anti-Kabila protests planned

Government orders countrywide shutdown of internet and SMS service as church activists vow to defy protest ban.

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Zambia deploys army to fight cholera outbreak

President Edgar Lungu directs military to help fight a cholera outbreak that has claimed 41 lives since late September.

Cholera

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George Weah declared winner of Liberia vote

Former footballer George Weah earned 61.5 percent of the vote, compared to 38.5 percent for his opponent, Joseph Boakai.

George Weah

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George Weah: From football star to Liberia president

Ex-AC Milan striker won 61 percent of votes to defeat ruling party candidate and Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai.

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Hundreds march in Nairobi demanding action on allegations of rape and sexual assault at Kenya's largest public hospital.

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