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Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema detained

Detention follows dispute over Hichilema's vehicles allegedly blocking President Lungu's motorcade on main road.

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South Sudan: Civilians killed in Wau fighting

UN peacekeeping mission says at least 16 people were killed and 10 wounded in South Sudan's Wau.

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IOM: African migrants traded in Libya's 'slave markets'

People are held for ransom, forced labour or sexual exploitation after being sold for up to $500, UN agency says.

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Academic Stella Nyanzi charged with 'cyber harassment'

Rights group says academic's prosecution an indicator that critics 'of the Ugandan government can face its wrath'.

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Starvation stalks Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen

Appeal made for $4bn as mix of drought and conflict threatens 20 million in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

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Sierra Leone schools for pregnant students raise questions

Alternative classes have been offered to 'visibly pregnant' girls since country's schools reopened following Ebola crisis.

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Soldiers killed in Somalia training camp suicide attack

The bomber, posing as a military trainee, detonates explosives strapped to his waist, killing nine soldiers.

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Museveni critic Stella Nyanzi to appear in court

Stella Nyanzi was arrested for insulting Uganda's government in a dispute over funding of sanitary pads for schoolgirls.

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New army chief survives deadly Mogadishu bomb blast

At least 15 people are killed in bomb blast near Somalia's defence ministry, in an attack claimed by al-Shabab.

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Muted start to election campaigning in Algeria

The May 4 parliamentary poll will be the first since the legislature adopted landmark constitution reforms last year.

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