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#Burundi opposition leader takes top parliament post

Agathon Rwasa elected deputy head of parliament after support from the ruling party of president Nkurunziza.

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#Nigeria frees dozens from Boko Haram captivity

Soldiers rescue 71 girls and women following firefights that killed several armed fighters outside of Maiduguri.

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American hunter kills famous #Zimbabwe lion

Dentist says he thought $50,000 hunt, in which one of country's oldest and most famous lions was killed, was legal.

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South Africa's Desmond Tutu readmitted to hospital

Doctors to decide further treatment for Nobel Peace laureate, who has lived with prostate cancer for 15 years.

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Obama chides African leaders who cling to power

Continent told to embrace democracy and end "cancer of corruption" in first speech by a US president at AU headquarters.

African Union

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Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam sentenced to death

Son of slain Libyan leader sentenced in absentia to die by firing squad along with other members of former regime.

Saif al-Islam

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Obama urges #Ethiopia to end crackdown on opposition

US president, after meeting PM Hailemariam, says political inclusion makes a country "stronger and more successful".

Barack Obama

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'Girl aged 10' used in bombing in Nigeria's Damaturu

Police say explosives carried by girl detonated in crowded market, killing at least 19 people and wounding dozens.

Muhammadu Buhari

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Obama arrives in #Ethiopia for last leg of Africa tour

US president to address African Union during visit, as rights groups ask him to address human rights abuses.

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Deadly suicide bombing hits Nigeria's Damaturu

Female bomber suspected behind explosion in crowded market, a day after a similar attack in neighbouring Cameroon.

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