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WHO scraps appointment of Robert Mugabe as ambassador

Following widespread criticism, World Health Organization reverses decision to appoint Zimbabwe president.

Robert Mugabe

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WHO boss 'rethinking' Mugabe goodwill ambassador post

After outcry, Tedros says he is 'rethinking' the appointment of Zimbabwe leader as goodwill envoy for UN health agency.

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Morocco recalls envoy over Algeria FM's drug accusation

Morocco's foreign ministry calls Abdelkader Messahel's remarks 'verious serious' and 'false'.

Abdelkader Messahel

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Mogadishu bombing death toll rises to 358

Security officials update number of victims of Saturday's attack as car bomb blast claims more lives outside Mogadishu.

Mogadishu bombing

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Gunmen kill 12 Niger troops in attack near Mali border

Heavily armed assailants believed to have crossed over from Mali launch dawn attack on paramilitary police base.

Mali border

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Kenya political crisis deepens in run-up to election

Election board says it cannot guarantee presidential rerun will be free and fair as political parties stage rallies.

Odinga

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South Sudan: UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing

South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, has received more than $1 billion in humanitarian aid every year from the U.S. and the U.N. It gained independence in 2011 with the strong support of the Bush and Obama administrations.

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Farmajo blames al-Shabab for Mogadishu blast

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo says group's 'fingerprints' can be found on blast that killed more than 300 people.

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Senior Kenyan electoral official resigns ahead of poll

Roselyn Akombe, a top commissioner from the country's electoral body, says next week's poll will not be 'credible'.

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Critic of Rwanda's president asks for freedom in court

Diane Shima Rwigara, was barred from running against Kagame in August election.

Diane Shima Rwigara

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Mugabe attends university ceremony in Harare, as the army says it is engaging with the president 'on the way forward'.

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