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Zimbabwe pleads for cash to stop mass starvation

Harare seeking $1.5bn to help save more than a quarter of the population from starving to death, as drought worsens.

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S African court to rule on Zuma's $23m home upgrade

Constitutional Court to make a decision on whether the president should return funds used on private renovation.

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58,000 children 'facing death' in drought-hit Somalia

UN calls for urgent support for tens of thousands of children amid severe drought exacerbated by a strong El Nino.

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Australian released by al-Qaeda says husband is alive

Jocelyn Elliot, hopes Dr Ken Elliott, with whom she ran a clinic near Mali border for 40 years, will be released soon.

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Somali jet suspect 'checked in on Turkish Airlines'

Suspect and 73 other passengers meant to board Turkish Airlines flight, which was cancelled, Daallo Airlines chief says.

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Algeria adopts landmark constitutional reforms

Authorities say reforms will strengthen democracy, but critics doubt they will bring real change.

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Tunisia completes barrier along Libya border

Interior minister says construction of project marks "important day" for Tunisia in its fight against "terrorism".

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S Africa farmers devastated by El Nino drought

Farmers in the Free State province say dry spells are common but current drought is unprecedented.

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Somalia airplane damage 'caused by bomb'

Somali aviation minister says one-metre-sized hole in the side of Daallo Airlines jet was caused by a bomb explosion.

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Australian woman freed from al-Qaeda in Burkina Faso

Release follows mediation efforts and continuing talks to secure release of second hostage, Niger government says.

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