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Ethiopia to pardon political prisoners, shut prison

Hailemariam Desalegn says Ethiopia plans to pardon political prisoners and close a notorious prison in Addis Ababa.

Hailemariam Desalegn

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Catholic leader condemns 'barbaric' DRC violence

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo says response to DRC protests was 'barbarism', as calls persist for president to resign.

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Tropical Cyclone Ava moves towards Madagascar

Torrential rain starts in the north of the island as the storm is about to strengthen.

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Suicide attack on Nigeria mosque causes multiple deaths

The suicide bomb attack took place during early morning prayers, witnesses said.

Nigeria

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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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Defence minister says measure includes ban on dissemination of publications that 'could incite and sow discord'.

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