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South Sudan famine: Eating water lilies to survive

Families caught up in famine hide from marauding gunmen in swamps, survive on little more than lilies.

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Blast near Mogadishu hours after al-Shabab vows attack

Explosion hits close to army checkpoint after al-Shabab threatens attacks against new president, Mohamed Abdullahi.

Somali policeman

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At 93rd birthday bash, Robert Mugabe says he won't quit

The world's oldest leader said he has no plans to step down in his lavish birthday party.

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Pretoria: Violence erupts at anti-migrant protest

Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets to break up local protesters who blame foreigners for unemployment and crime.

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Somali president names Hassan Ali Khaire prime minister

President Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, appoints political newcomer Hassan Ali Khaire as the country's prime minister.

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Calls for calm ahead of anti-migrant Pretoria rally

A march protesting against migrants is due to be held in South Africa's capital on Friday, raising fears of violence.

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UN: $4.4bn needed to prevent 'catastrophe' of famine

UN chief Antonio Guterres says more than 20 million people face starvation in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

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Mohamed Abdullahi inaugurated as new Somali president

President promises improvements but asks for patience as the country grapples with threats and a humanitarian crisis.

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Court rules ICC withdrawal plan unconstitutional

South African government wanted to leave the ICC as a result of the court's alleged bias against African nations.

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The Gambia arrests ex-intelligence boss linked to abuse

Spy chief Yankuba Badjie has been accused of overseeing kidnappings, arbitrary arrests, torture, killings and rape.

Police in The Gambia

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