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UN: $4.4bn needed to prevent 'catastrophe' of famine

UN chief Antonio Guterres says more than 20 million people face starvation in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

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Mohamed Abdullahi inaugurated as new Somali president

President promises improvements but asks for patience as the country grapples with threats and a humanitarian crisis.

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Court rules ICC withdrawal plan unconstitutional

South African government wanted to leave the ICC as a result of the court's alleged bias against African nations.

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The Gambia arrests ex-intelligence boss linked to abuse

Spy chief Yankuba Badjie has been accused of overseeing kidnappings, arbitrary arrests, torture, killings and rape.

Police in The Gambia

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Nigerians in S Africa 'living in fear' after attacks

Nigerian community in South Africa calls for protection after reports of renewed 'xenophobic' violence in Pretoria West.

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UN demands action as famine looms in three countries

Call for action comes day after aid agency and government officials declared famine in parts of South Sudan.

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Mugabe turns 93, vows to rule on despite health fears

Zimbabwe spends $2.5m on birthday party for world's oldest leader, while opposition slams events as waste of money.

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Red Crescent: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya

At least 74 bodies recovered from beach in western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea, Red Crescent says.

Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea

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Protests over teachers' strike turn deadly in Guinea

At least five people killed and 30 wounded in Conakry demonstrations sparked by a teachers' strike, the government says.

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Famine declared in part of South Sudan's Unity state

More than 100,000 people in two counties of Unity state are starving, UN and government officials say.

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