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Gabon in election turmoil

President Ali Bongo's family have ruled the Central African oil state for almost 50 years. Photo©Francois Mori/AP/SIPAA day after Wednesday's contested re-election of Ali Bongo Ondimba, Gabon is still under a state of high alert.

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Kenya's hate-speech test

Curio (right) and Odinga (left) at the ‘hate speech lunch’. Photo©All Rights ReservedMP's incendiary statements have put Kenya's new laws in the dock as the threat of a repeat of the electoral violence that followed the contested 2007 presidential polls looms.

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Burundi: No guns at the table

Pre-election protests in 2015; today the opposition is militarised. Photo©Berthier Mugiraneza/AP/SIPANew peace talks in Arusha have again excluded Burundi's armed opposition groups.

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U.N. Security Council diplomats expected in South Sudan this week

Photo© Joshua Lott/AP/SIPAU.N. Security Council diplomats are expected to visit South Sudan this week, a foreign affairs ministry spokesman said on Wednesday without giving any details on the purpose of the trip.

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Niger Delta militants call ceasefire after weekend losses

File photo©George Osodi/AP/SIPAA Nigerian militant group has announced a unilateral ceasefire in the Niger Delta after government forces killed five of its fighters and arrested 23 at the weekend.

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Zimbabwe: Traders threaten class suit against opposition, MDC-T planning Zanu-PF business boycott

Several protestors and journalists were assaulted as demonstrators marched peacefully to the capital's main police station in a demonstration dubbed Zimbabwe's former prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai could face an unlikely class action lawsuit from informal traders in Harare, who claim their businesses were looted and destroyed by protesters following protests fronted by the National Electoral Reform Agenda.

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Nigeria: Traditional leaders seek militants' release ahead of Niger Delta talks

Suspected members of the Niger Delta Avengers are seen as they are paraded by the Nigeria military after their arrest in the Nembe waters, Rivers, Nigeria, August 22, 2016. Photo©ReutersTraditional leaders in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta have demanded that authorities release youths arrested by the army before they will mediate in talks with militants who have been blowing up pipelines, a government official said.

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