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South Sudan's rival leaders sign power-sharing agreement

Once the final deal is signed, the foes will have three months to form a transitional government.

South Sudan's rival leaders

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Soldiers killed in al-Shabab military base attack near Mogadishu

A suicide car bomb explodes near the gate of a military base in Afgoye before of president's visit to the town.

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DRC: New Ebola deaths confirmed, dozens believed infected

Health ministry says up to 43 people may have contracted the Ebola virus since latest outbreak declared last week.

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Mali: Candidate Soumaila Cisse goes to court alleging vote fraud

In advance of runoff, opposition leader files complaints of ballot box stuffing and other violations, says spokesman.

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Opposition candidate Moise Katumbi blocked from entering DRC

Aspiring presidential candidates have until August 8 to submit applications and need to physically be in DRC to do so.

Moise Katumbi

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Over 20 passengers die after Nigeria boat capsizes

Rescue teams recover the bodies of 17 women and four children on board the boat in northwestern state of Sokoto.

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Ethiopia to charge five over attack at PM Abiy rally

Addis Ababa court has granted federal prosecutors 15 days to arraign the suspects for their role in a deadly blast.

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Mali election: Keita and Cisse go to runoff vote

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and opposition leader Soumaila Cisse to compete in second round of voting on August 12.

Mali election

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Jean Pierre Bemba registers as DRC presidential candidate

A day after returning to country following 11 years away, opposition leader lodges papers with electoral commission.

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Dambisa Moyo: Foreign aid is 'corrosive' to democracy in Africa

Best-selling author says foreign aid has undermined African governments, and praises China's role on the continent.

Dambisa Moyo, a Zambian-born best-selling author and economist

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