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Italy recovers refugee ship that sank off Libya

Boat sank off Libyan coast last year with 700 people on board but hundreds of bodies are yet to be recovered.

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South Sudan cancels independence celebrations

No military parade or other events to take place as war ravages economy and inflation hits almost 300 percent.

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Jacob Zuma urged to repay $500,000 of home upgrade

Treasury recommends that the president pay back $500,000 out of the $23m he used to renovate his private house.

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Madagascar: Two teens killed in grenade attack

President Rajaonarimampianina labels attack on national day, in which 84 people were wounded, an "act of terrorism".

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Nigeria: 5,000 rescued from Boko Haram in Borno

One civilian and six Boko Haram fighters killed during operation to evacuate four villages in the country's northeast.

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Mogadishu hotel attack: 15 dead, dozens wounded

At least 15 people were killed in an al Shabaab attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Mogadishu hotel attack

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South African court blocks Jacob Zuma corruption appeal

The High Court has blocked an appeal by South African president against corruption charges dating back to the 1990s.

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Diaspora Eritreans protest regime human rights abuses

Thousands of diaspora Eritreans march in support of UN report that accuses government of crime against humanity.

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Senegal: Karim Wade released from prison

Karim Wade reportedly flown to Qatar after being granted presidential pardon despite corruption charges.

Karim Wade

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UN to send peacekeepers home over South Sudan inaction

Peacekeepers reprimanded over "lack of responsiveness" during deadly attack on refugee camp in Malakal in February.

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