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South Africa court to rule on Zuma confidence vote

Court hears case for secret ballot in no-confidence motion against Jacob Zuma amid allegations of intimidation of MPs.

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Boko Harm kills six Nigerian farmers

Gunmen attack farmers over the weekend in city of Maidguri as food shortages in the country's northeast worsen.

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Gunfire hits Abidjan, Bouake and San Pedro amid mutiny

Fresh unrest reported as Ivorian army presses operation aimed at ending a mutiny by soldiers demanding bonus payments.

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I Coast: Gunfire erupts in Abidjan, Bouake amid mutiny

Fresh unrest erupts as army press operation aimed at ending a mutiny by soldiers demanding bonus payments.

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Trial of ex-leader Blaise Compaore under way

Ex-president, who is in Ivory Coast, accused of authorising the killings of unarmed protesters in October 2014 uprising.

Trial of ex-leader Blaise Compaore

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Ivory Coast launches military operation to quash mutiny

Loyalist troops advance on Bouake after soldiers mutinying over pay refuse army demand to lay down arms.

Loyalist troops

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Six wounded in Ivory Coast anti-mutiny protest

Witnesses says renegade soldiers opened fire on protesters in Bouake as opposition to rebellion gathers momentum.

Ivory Coast anti-mutiny protest

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Boko Haram releases video of purported Chibok girls

Seen wearing a black veil and holding a gun, girl claims to be from Chibok and says she was kidnapped in April 2014.

Chibok schoolgirls

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Grim torture images ignite anger against Ugandan police

Photos circulating online show detained mayor hospitalised with gaping wounds on his swollen knees and ankles.

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Mutinying soldiers seal off Ivory Coast's Bouake

Disgruntled troops cut off Bouake after staging fresh revolt over a pay dispute with the government.

Mutinying soldiers

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