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Somalia's al Shabaab injures police in Mogadishu car bomb

Saturday 28 February 2015 20:11

Somali militants al Shabaab detonated a car bomb in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday, injuring two police officers, police and a spokesman for the Islamists said.

Somalia's al Shabaab injures police in Mogadishu car bomb

Saturday 28 February 2015 20:11

Somali militants al Shabaab detonated a car bomb in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday, injuring two police officers, police and a spokesman for the Islamists said.

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Vote counting underway for Lesotho elections

Saturday 28 February 2015 19:27

Counting is underway in Lesotho following a day of voting in the country's national assembly elections.

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Mugabe holds lavish 91st birthday bash by Victoria Falls

Saturday 28 February 2015 16:46

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish party by the spectacular Victoria Falls on Saturday.

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Thousands protest Boko Haram, support army in Cameroon

Saturday 28 February 2015 15:40

Thousands of people marched in Cameroon's capital on Saturday to protest against Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency and support the Central African nation's army.

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Lesotho deputy PM urges voters to make the ‘right choice’

Saturday 28 February 2015 13:43

Queues at polling stations in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho are long as voters wait to cast their ballot in the country's early parliamentary election.

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Thabane calls for free and fair elections in Lesotho

Saturday 28 February 2015 09:25

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has called for the elections to be free, fair and without any incidents.

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Mugabe quells wife leadership speculation

Saturday 28 February 2015 07:19

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has rejected reports that his wife, Grace, is unofficially running the country, saying he remains in charge.

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US, China not seeing eye to eye on South Sudan sanction plan

Saturday 28 February 2015 06:40

A US-backed draft resolution that would establish a sanctions regime for South Sudan looks in doubt after China shot down the idea by critiquing its logic.

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D-Day for Lesotho polls

Saturday 28 February 2015 06:32

It is D-Day as the people of Lesotho go to the polls on Saturday.

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Jailing of Zambian ex-minister prompts calls for action on graft

Friday 27 February 2015 20:13

Zambia's former mines minister, Maxwell Mwale, was jailed for corruption on Friday, in a rare case that prompted calls for a wider crackdown on graft among public officials.

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