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Mugabe turns 93, vows to rule on despite health fears

Zimbabwe spends $2.5m on birthday party for world's oldest leader, while opposition slams events as waste of money.

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Red Crescent: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya

At least 74 bodies recovered from beach in western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea, Red Crescent says.

Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea

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Protests over teachers' strike turn deadly in Guinea

At least five people killed and 30 wounded in Conakry demonstrations sparked by a teachers' strike, the government says.

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Famine declared in part of South Sudan's Unity state

More than 100,000 people in two counties of Unity state are starving, UN and government officials say.

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President Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisoners

The Gambia's new president has begun his tenure by releasing all prisoners who were detained without a trial.

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Fayez al-Sarraj not hurt after convoy comes under fire

No injuries as motorcade carrying prime minister of Libya's UN-backed government comes under fire in Tripoli.

Fayez al-Sarraj

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At least 20 killed in Mogadishu market blast

Powerful blast, thought to be from a car bomb, tore through shops and food stands in Mogadishu's Madina district.

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Mugabe, 92, says Zimbabweans see no replacement for him

Leader in power since 1980 insists he will contest 2018 elections, by which time he will be 94 years old.

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South Sudan military officials quit over 'war crimes'

A brigadier general and colonel detail atrocities in damning resignation letters addressed to president.

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Adama Barrow sworn in on home soil as president

World leaders and supporters celebrate president's inauguration, marking end to tense standoff with predecessor Jammeh.

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