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Somalia's drone of elections

Al-Shabaab attacks have been on the rise. Photo©MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFPAl-Shabaab remains undefeated as the country prepares for a national poll. The international forces fighting the Somali Islamist rebels of Al-Shabaab are struggling.

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South African president Zuma's appeal denied

President Jacob Zuma. Photo©Themba Hadebe/AP/SIPASouth African President Jacob Zuma's efforts to avoid trial on corruption charges have once again failed after a court dismissed an appeal to have the charges withdrawn.

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South Africa local elections: ANC won't budge amid riots over mayoral candidate

Photo©Shiraaz Mohamed/AP/SIPAIn spite of riots that have led to five deaths and wide scale looting, South Africa's ruling ANC says it is sticking with Thoko Didiza as its mayoral candidate for Tshwane.

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Libyan army gains ground against IS in Sirte

This image made from video posted online Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, by supporters of the Tripoli Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Libya on a social media site, shows training of it's Heavy clashes between Libyan forces and Islamic State (IS) fighters in Sirte left 36 dead and over 100 wounded as the government tries to reclaim the city.

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South Africa's ruling party supporters riot over poll candidate

File photo©OBED ZILWA/AP/SIPASupporters of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) have brought the country's capital city to a standstill after days of protests over the selection of a mayoral candidate ahead of August's local government elections.

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Egypt: Court decision 'a political case'

Egyptian judge, Mohammed Shirin Fahmy, second right, reads the verdict against former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, in a makeshift courtroom at the national police academy, in an eastern suburb of Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, June 18, 2016. Photo©Amr NabilA judicial decision delivered over the weekend has worsened Egypt's relationship with Qatar and hurt the country's reputation for press freedom.

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Ghana: UN envoy seeks unregulated security forces ban ahead of polls

Mohammed Ibn Chambas. Photo©DAVID KARP/AP/SIPAUnited Nations Secretary General's special representative, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, has pressed on political parties in Ghana to ban unregulated security forces and seek dispute resolutions or dialogue through laid down structures, as polls draw closer.

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