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Mali election: Who's listening to the IDPs?

As Mali elects a new president, internally displaced persons say they're not expecting things to change for the better.

IDPs

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Al-Shabab claims killing 27 soldiers in southern Somalia

Somali army sends reinforcements after armed group says its fighters stormed Baar Sanguni military base near Kismayo.

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Boko Haram kills 18, abducts 10 in Chad

Authorities in Chad ordered a precautionary evacuation of a village near Niger after Boko Haram's deadly attack.

Chad

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11 killed in attack on taxi drivers in South Africa: police

Police say four others were critically injured in the attack, which is being investigated as incident of taxi violence.

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Zimbabwe elections: Mnangagwa courts white voters ahead of vote

President is on the campaign trail ahead of what is expected to be a tight contest on July 30.

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Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in 20 years

Move follows the inauguration of the Eritrean embassy in Addis Ababa by President Isaias Afwerki on Monday.

Isaias and Addis Ababa

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Ethiopian parliament approves amnesty for political prisoners

New law makes it possible to grant amnesty for crimes against the constitution and involvement in armed struggle.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

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Ethiopia or Eritrea? Border community fears split

Peace process means Irob community could be rent in two with some ending up in Eritrea and others remaining in Ethiopia.

Irob community

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Cameroon military, separatists blamed for 'grave abuses'

Anglophone separatists as well as government forces are accused of committing atrocities, according to HRW report.

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Eritrea withdraws troops from border with former foe Ethiopia

The move comes amid signs of reconciliation between the two African countries, ending two decades of conflict.

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