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HRW accuses Morocco of cracking down on peaceful protesters

The rights group says Moroccan authorities used excessive, disproportionate force in dealing with economic protests.

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UN threatens to consider arms embargo on South Sudan

The UNSC votes to consider an arms embargo and sanctions on six officials if fighting does not stop by June 30.

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Ethiopia set to lift state of emergency two months early

Authorities imposed emergency rule in February after the sudden resignation of ex-Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

state of emergency

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Zimbabwe to hold first post-Mugabe elections on July 30

Vote will be the first in more than 30 years held without former longtime ruler Robert Mugabe on the ballot.

Emmerson Mnangagwa

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External actors urged to stop meddling in Somalia's affairs

AU and EU urge an end of external interference by non-African actors in Somalia's internal affairs.

Moussa Faki Mahamat

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Burundi 'insulted' by French gift of donkeys to village

Bujumbura officials quarantined the animals suspecting a subliminal message behind the gift.

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Kenya: 40 officials, 14 others charged over alleged $80m graft

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta pledges crackdown on any individuals 'caught up in the web of corruption'.

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Libya's rival leaders agree to hold elections in December

Representatives from 20 countries met in the French capital to agree on a political plan.

Libya's rival leaders

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Guinea's Conde reshuffles government as political tensions rise

President Alpha Conde replaces three out of 33 ministers as he faces strikes in the mining sector and civil unrest.

Guinea's President Alpha Conde

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Andargachew Tsige pardoned by Ethiopia

Attorney general says decision for Andargachew Tsige's pardon was part of moves intended to 'widen political space'.

Ethiopia

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