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Angola elections: Ruling MPLA wins parliamentary vote

Former defence minister Joao Lourenco to become new president as opposition disputes results.

Former defence minister Joao Lourenco

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White South African farmers guilty in 'coffin assault'

Assailants filmed themselves shoving black victim into a wooden coffin and closing the top as he begged for his life.

Oosthuizen and Jackson

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Angola elections 2017: MPLA leads in early vote count

Provisional tallies show ruling party having wide lead over main opposition party, election commission announces.

Angola's ruling MPLA party

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South African model challenges Grace Mugabe's immunity

Alleged victim of violence by Zimbabwe's first lady asks court to annul government's decision to grant her immunity.

Gabriella Engels

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Angolans vote for president as dos Santos retires

Vote will see millions of Angolans elect a new president as longtime leader dos Santos retires after 38 years in power.

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UNICEF: Boko Haram use of child bombers soars

At least 83 children, mostly girls, used by the armed group in suicide attacks this year, says the UN agency.

human bombs

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Guinea: Several buried alive in rubbish dump collapse

Rescue team search for survivors after landslide on a rubbish landfill on the outskirts of Conakry kills at least eight.

Guinea

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Angola to elect new president as dos Santos retires

Millions of Angolans to cast their votes on Wednesday as 74-year-old, who has ruled for 38-years, leaves office.

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos

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Tensions in Togo as anti-Gnassingbe rally turns deadly

Thousands protesting against 50-year ruling dynasty call for the reinstatement of constitution limiting terms.

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Muhammadu Buhari addresses nation on return from UK

In televised speech on his return from long medical leave in London, Muhammadu Buhari sidesteps details of his illness.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari

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