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Fri,24Nov2017

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Ugandan opposition leader released on bail

Uganda's opposition leader Kizza Besigye. Photo©Michele Sibiloni/AP/SIPAUgandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was on Tuesday granted stringent bail following his arrest two months ago on treason charges.

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Italian lawmakers defy Egypt's Al-Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Photo©Thomas Harwell/AP/SIPAIn early February, the semi-naked corpse of an Italian citizen, Giulio Regeni, was found dumped by the side of a road in Cairo.

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Benin: An insider's outsider

President of Benin, Patrice Talon. Photo©All Rights ReservedA crushing 65.4% of votes cast in favour of businessman Patrice Talon – who campaigned on a platform attacking the corruption and inertia of the government of President Thomas Boni Yayi – won him the most powerful job in Benin.

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Ghana vows to crackdown on hate speech

Photo©Seth Perlman/AP/SIPAGhana has threatened to crackdown on hate speech following claims by an opposition legislator that the head of the country's electoral body got her job after sleeping with influential people as well as threats by two political commentators to kill certain judges.

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Broke South Sudan cancels independence day celebrations

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir. Photo©Thomas Mukoya/AP/SIPASouth Sudan will not celebrate its fifth independence anniversary on July 9, as it grapples with a financial crisis and instead, President Salva Kiir will issue a speech.

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Ethiopia gets non-permanent UN Security Council seat

Photo©Mary Altaffer/AP/SIPAEthiopia was on Tuesday elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations' Security Council, with the government describing the endorsement as a sign of the country's growing reputation for maintaining 'peace and security.'

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Tasks for CAR's new President

Faustin-Archange Touadéra. Photo©Alessandro Bianchi/AP/SIPAFaustin-Archange Touadéra, the new president of Central African Republic has to deal with rebel fighters and his new allies.

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