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#Burundi court backs president's candidacy amid unrest

Constitutional court rules in favour of incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to stand for a third term.

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Kerry makes unannounced visit to Somalia

US secretary of state to meet top officials in country struggling to rebuild after decades of war and insurgency.

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#Somalia bans media from using 'al-Shabab' name

Mogadishu asks journalists to refer to al-shabab as 'the group that massacres the Somali people', drawing media concern.

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Three killed as thousands take to Burundi's streets

Red Cross says three killed and 45 wounded during clashes with police as protests against president enter second week.

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Kerry commemorates attack victims in #Kenya

Trip coincides with improving US-Kenya relations and sets stage for President Obama's planned visit in summer.

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Congo-Brazzaville bans women from wearing full veil

Security reasons cited as the reason behind the ban, according to an Islamic assosiciation.

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#Togo court confirms Gnassingbe winner of disputed poll

Constitutional court ruled that incumbent president won third term with 58.77 percent of the votes.

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Displaced migrants fear transfer from S Africa camp

Migrants in one displacement camp in Kwa-Zulu Natal province fear repatriation and future uncertainties.

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#Nigeria frees more children and women from Boko Haram

Another 234 women and children freed from Sambisa forest, bringing total to more than 700, army says.

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UN threatens sanctions on #Mali fighters

UN Security Council calls on armed groups to cease hostilities immediately amid an upsurge in violence.

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