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#Lesotho election results reveal no outright winner

Incumbent PM's party wins 40 constituencies, falling short of the 60 plus one needed for forming independent government.

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#Kenya burns tonnes of ivory confiscated from poachers

President sets fire to 15 tonnes of elephant tusks at event marking World Wildlife Day to discourage ivory trade.

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#Libya government in Tobruk votes to return to UN talks

However, UN-recognized body say it will only meet for talks if it is recognised as the country's sole government.

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Libyan parliament confirms Haftar as army chief

Khalifa Haftar appointed as commander of the armed forces loyal to the internationally-backed government.

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Namibian President Pohamba wins $5m African prize

Outgoing leader named winner of Mo Ibrahim award for leadership in Africa at ceremony in Nairobi.

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#Nigeria mob kills woman suspected of planning bombing

Woman beaten to death and her body set ablaze at market in Bauchi city as crowd accuses her of being a suicide bomber.

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Party of #Lesotho PM takes early lead in snap election

Thomas Thabane's All Basotho Convention party is ahead with wins in 35 out of 80 voting districts, early results show.

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Sierra Leone vice president in quarantine over #Ebola

Sierra Leone recorded 18 new cases of Ebola last week, pushing the government to impose new travel restrictions.

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Vote counting begins after #Lesotho snap elections

Despite tensions in the run-up to polls, observers say election day passed off without incident.

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Mali's main rebel group asks for delay on peace deal

Tuareg rebel alliance says it has asked for "reasonable delay" for consultations before signing.

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