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Niger’s opposition leader granted bail

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hama Amadou says he was detained to prevent him from campaigning A court in Niger has ordered the release on bail of opposition leader Hama Amadou, who went to France earlier this month for medical treatment. Mr Amadou was ...

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March 29th, 2016

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US pulls Tanzania aid over Zanzibar poll

Image copyright AFP Image caption Diplomats had said the re-run should not have gone ahead without a negotiated solution to the impasse A US government aid agency has pulled $472m (£331m) of funding for a Tanzanian electricity project after criticising elections in Zanzibar.

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‘Somalia-bound’ ship of weapons seized

Image copyright Combined Maritime Forces Image caption The French navy found an array of weapons on the ship French naval forces patrolling the northern Indian Ocean have seized a ship full of weapons they say was heading towards Somalia. Hundreds of assault rifles, machine ...

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Cyprus airport hostage drama ends

Media captionThe suspect emerged from the plane and was later detained A hijacking that diverted a domestic Egyptian flight to Cyprus has ended with all hostages released and the hijacker surrendering. EgyptAir Flight MS181 was taken over by a passenger claiming to be ...

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EgyptAir hijack negotiations continue

Media captionFootage showed some passengers leaving the hijacked plane Most of the passengers and crew who were on board a hijacked Egyptian plane diverted to Cyprus have been freed. EgyptAir Flight MS181 was taken over after a passenger claimed to be wearing a suicide ...

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Afcon 2017: Mali eliminate Equatorial Guinea

Mali forward Mustapha Yatabare scored an 89th minute winner against Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, who hosted last year’s Africa Cup of Nations, became the first team to be eliminated from the qualifiers for the 2017 tournament in Gabon after a 1-0 home defeat to

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March 28th, 2016

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Police raid Mozambique opposition

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Dhlakama is based in the remote Gorongosa mountains Police in Mozambique say they have seized 47 weapons from the headquarters of the main opposition party, and the home of its leader, Afonso Dhlakama. The weapons, which included AK-47 ...

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Nigeria hopes on the line against Egypt

Nigeria were held to a 1-1 draw by Egypt when the sides met on 25 March Nigeria will be eliminated from qualifying for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations if they lose away to Egypt in their Group G tie on Tuesday. Results against group rivals Chad have been erased after their ...

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Zimbabwe crush Swaziland to pull clear

Knowledge Musona put Zimbabwe on their way to a thumping win Zimbabwe swept aside Swaziland 4-0 in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group L qualifier on Monday. The hosts, who earned a 1-1 draw in Swaziland on Friday, dominated the return match in Harare to move three points

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‘More than 100’ Somali militants killed

Image copyright AFP Image caption Al-Shabab has been trying to gain a foothold in northern Somalia At least 115 fighters of the militant Islamist group al-Shabab have been killed in heavy fighting with pro-government forces in northern Somalia, the regional government says. ...

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