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Libyan UN-backed government starts work from naval base

UN-backed group meets political supporters, council leaders, businessmen and central bank governor amid threats.

council leaders

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Libya's new UN-backed government issues warning

UN-backed unity government threatens to send names of rivals to Interpol on "terrorism" charges if they don't cooperate.

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South Africa court orders Zuma to repay house costs

Court rules President Zuma "failed to uphold" constitution when he did not pay back some state funds for home upgrade.

South African President Jacob Zuma

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Central African Republic swears in new president

Faustin Touadera is the country's first elected president of the Central African Republic in three years.

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Libya's UN-backed government sails into Tripoli

Members of Presidential Council defy threats of violence and enter the Libyan capital, according to reports.

Fayez al-Sarraj

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UN chief regrets Western Sahara 'occupation' comment

Ban Ki-moon regrets a "misunderstanding" over using the word "occupation" to describe Morocco's annexation of W.Sahara.

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Angola jails 17 activists for anti-government rebellion

Court sentences 17 activists in trial the opposition says proves the existence of ingrained political repression.

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Nigeria army: More than 800 Boko Haram hostages rescued

Army says "clearance operation" in the northeast also saw troops kill 25 fighters and capture one alive.

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Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso wins re-election

Final poll results released amid tight security and a communications blackout, extending leader's 32-year rule.

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Debris 'almost certainly' from Malaysian Airlines MH370

Australian minister says pieces washed up in southern Africa consistent with panels from missing Malaysian Airlines jet.

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