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First direct Ethiopia-Eritrea flight in 20 years takes off

Rapid thaw between Ethiopia and Eritrea sees their capitals re-establish air link after two decades of conflict.

Ethiopia-Eritrea flight

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Cameroonians fleeing unrest hide in the forest with little help

UN says people fleeing unrest in western Cameroon have received little aid as humanitarian groups struggle for access.

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Libyan coastguard left refugees to die in Mediterranean: NGO

A woman and a child were found dead hours after they were left in their damaged boat by the Libyan coastguard.

Libyan coastguard

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Probe launched as one more black rhino dies after Kenya transfer

Police detectives are given one week to determine what caused the deaths of nine critically endangered black rhinos.

black rhino

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Mali: Hundreds killed in intercommunal violence this year

Most of the civilian deaths occurred in the country's central region of Mopti, according to the UN human rights office.

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Eight migrants found dead in shipping container in Libya

Eight people died in a container packed with 90 other migrants who are in critical condition in western Libya.

Libya

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Eritrea reopens embassy in Ethiopia amid thaw in relations

Embassy inauguration caps Eritrean president's landmark visit to Ethiopia aimed at cementing lasting peace.

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EU's Federica Mogherini visits Libya to reopen bloc's mission

The EU relocated its Libya office to Tunis in 2014 after the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed Muammar Gaddafi.

Federica Mogherini, the European Union's foreign policy chief

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South Africa launches powerful new telescope

The SKA will become operational by 2030 and explore exploding stars, black holes and traces of the universe's origins.

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Jean-Pierre Bemba named as DRC presidential candidate

A device was thrown at house of Adams in Belfast, while another targeted a prominent Sinn Fein party member.

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