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Lesotho's Pakalitha Mosisili loses parliament vote

Prime minister Mosisili expected ask king to call election as parliament votes in favour of replacing him with a rival.

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Somalia declares 'national disaster' over drought

More than 6.2 million people in need of urgent humanitarian aid, including nearly three million who are going hungry.

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Refugee child abuse rampant in Libya: UNICEF

Thousands of refugee children are being abused, exploited and arbitrarily detained in Libya, UNICEF reports.

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Dying of hunger: What is a famine?

Here is an exploration of a term that evokes the very worst of human suffering.

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South Sudan famine: Eating water lilies to survive

Families caught up in famine hide from marauding gunmen in swamps, survive on little more than lilies.

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Blast near Mogadishu hours after al-Shabab vows attack

Explosion hits close to army checkpoint after al-Shabab threatens attacks against new president, Mohamed Abdullahi.

Somali policeman

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At 93rd birthday bash, Robert Mugabe says he won't quit

The world's oldest leader said he has no plans to step down in his lavish birthday party.

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Pretoria: Violence erupts at anti-migrant protest

Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets to break up local protesters who blame foreigners for unemployment and crime.

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Somali president names Hassan Ali Khaire prime minister

President Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, appoints political newcomer Hassan Ali Khaire as the country's prime minister.

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Calls for calm ahead of anti-migrant Pretoria rally

A march protesting against migrants is due to be held in South Africa's capital on Friday, raising fears of violence.

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