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South Africa tackles secretive party funding with law, but still allows anonymous donors

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a law on Friday requiring political parties to disclose donations of more than 100,000 rand ($6,650) in a bid...

Mali junta moves toward selecting interim president after embargo threat

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Mali’s ruling junta said on Wednesday that it had started the process of naming an interim president, after West African presidents threatened a total embargo...

West Africa bloc fails to reach agreement with Mali junta

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West African mediators failed to persuade leaders of a military coup in Mali to immediately hand over power to a civilian government during talks on...

‘Hotel Rwanda hero’ appears in Rwandan court amid tight security

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Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, appeared in a Rwandan court amid tight security on Monday, where...

Congo gold miners scour rubble for bodies after cave-in

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Informal gold miners in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo scoured rubble on Saturday for more than 50 colleagues presumed dead after a mine collapsed under...

Ivory Coast government seeks end to violence ahead of October election

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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s government has reached out to his main opponents and religious leaders to intervene and ease tensions following his decision to...

Can a tooth settle the mystery over Congo’s independence hero?

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Belgium’s federal court said on Friday it would hand over a tooth, suspected to be the only remains of the murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice...

Severe floods hit 760,000 people in West and Central Africa

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Nigerien student Hachimou Abdou has had to catch a boat to classes since river water swamped his route to university in the capital Niamey –...

President Kagame: ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero was not kidnapped

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame denied on Sunday that his government had kidnapped from abroad Paul Rusesabagina, whose widely acclaimed heroism inspired a Hollywood movie but...

MTN takes challenges against Ghana market regulator to Supreme Court

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MTN’s unit in Ghana said on Saturday that it had sought review from the Supreme Court after a high court this week dismissed its challenge...