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Female politician murdered by ex-lover after quarrel, body dumped in well

Police in Zimbabwe say they have arrested a man on suspicion of murdering an opposition activist whose mutilated body was found in a well weeks after she went missing. The suspect has been identified as Pius Jamba, who police previously described as an ex-lover of the victim Moreblessing Ali. Ms Ali was reported missing following […]

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Togo declares state of emergency in the north

The Togolese government has declared a “state of security emergency” in its northern border region. The measure will last for three months and could be extended by the national assembly, the government spokesman said on Monday. It allows security forces there to have more flexibility to deal with threats of jihadist attacks. The move follows […]

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Rwandan forces supported latest rebel attacks as thousands flee

Regional authorities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo said Rwandan soldiers and artillery had supported attacks by the M23 rebel group Sunday, accusing Rwanda of seeking to occupy the Congolese border town of Bunagana. The violence pushed over 25,000 people to flee the area, with thousands escaping to neighboring Uganda, the United Nations humanitarian agency […]

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Former president forced to testify in son’s corruption trial

Mozambique’s former President Armando Guebuza has given evidence in a huge corruption trial in which his son is an accused. Mr Guebuza – who is the first former president to take the witness stand in a court case in the country – defended his government’s decision to secretly borrow $2bn (£1.48) to finance a fishing […]

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CONFIRMATION: Burkina Faso military overthrows government

The military in Burkina Faso says it has seized power and overthrown President Roch Kaboré. The announcement was made on state television by an army officer, who cited the deteriorating security situation for the military takeover. Mr Kaboré had faced growing discontent over his failure to stem an Islamist insurgency. His whereabouts are unclear, but […]