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Nigerian police secretly arraign detained journalist

Samuel Ogundipe, a journalist, is in police custody since his arrest for reporting on a takeover of parliament last week by masked security agents

Samuel Ogundipe, a journalist, is in police custody since his arrest for reporting on a ...

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Nigerian police secretly arraign detained journalist

(UPDATED) 'The accident was caused by engine failure halfway across because of a strong ...

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22 children dead in Nile boat accident in Sudan

The announcement comes days after the two men signed a power-sharing deal in the Sudanese ...

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South Sudan president pardons rival, rebels – state radio

Newly-elected President Emmerson Mnangagwa accused the opposition of instigating ...

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Zimbabwe opposition in court over post-vote violence

(UPDATED) Movement for Democratic Change party opposition leader Nelson Chamisa says the ...

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Zimbabwe opposition rejects 'fake' Mnangagwa victory

Moments before the official announcement, MDC spokesman Morgan Komichi denounces the vote ...

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Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe's 1st post-Mugabe election

Police confirm the death toll of 3, and President Emmerson Mnangagwa issues a statement ...

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Zimbabwe warns of crackdown after opposition vote protests

'It has become patently clear that our people want the constitution to be more explicit ...

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South Africa to seek constitutional change for land reform

Candidates and authorities praise the first round of voting on Sunday, July 29, relieved ...

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Counting under way after Mali's violence-marred poll

Upbeat and energetic, 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa, faces the task of unseating a ruling ...

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Young presidential candidate hopes to change Zimbabwe