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186 migrants storm Spanish border post – Red Cross

The Spanish Red Cross says it has tended to 186 migrants who stormed a pedestrian border post to enter Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco.

Mauritania to abolish Senate, change national flag

Mauritania voted in favour of a referendum to abolish the senate and change the national flag.

Sudan plans to split South Sudanese refugee camp after unrest

Sudan is planning to split a camp housing tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees into three separate units after a wave of violence, a minister said Sunday.

Dozens killed in ethnic violence in eastern Congo

More than 50 people have been killed in clashes between ethnic groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, three local aid workers said on Sunday, the largest death toll in fighting between the two groups for months.

Odinga warns of rigging ahead of Kenya election

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has warned against rigging the result of the general election, just two days before Kenyans cast their votes.

Kenya’s deadly land invasions blamed on political incitement

Burned-out homes in this dry landscape have become a symbol of the tensions around Tuesday's presidential election as Kenyans prepare for the possibility of yet more deadly violence.

UN finds mass graves in northern Mali

The United Nations’ peacekeeping mission has uncovered mass graves in the northern region of Mali beset by conflict between rival groups, the mission said on Saturday.

Suicide bomber kills seven in northern Cameroon

A suicide bomber has killed at least seven people in a small town in northern Cameroon near the Nigeria border, a local official and a military source said on Sunday.

US disturbed by ‘irregularities’ in Rwanda’s poll

The U.S. on Saturday congratulated the people of Rwanda on their active and peaceful participation in Friday’s presidential election but expressed concerns about what it termed “irregularities” at the poll.

Obasanjo visits Zambia’s president, jailed opposition leader

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has held talks with Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu and he is to visit imprisoned opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema.

Congo fights ratings downgrades as IMF reports hidden debts

Congo Republic’s debt is higher than was reported during an IMF mission in March to discuss a possible programme, as Congo authorities did not fully disclose their debt situation until June, a fund spokesman said on Friday.

Zimbabwe opposition unite to oust Mugabe in 2018 polls

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Saturday reunited with his former allies to agree a pre-election pact to challenge President Robert Mugabe’s near four-decade hold on power at the polls next year.

UN to open Human Rights Office in Liberia

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour said on Friday that his office would establish a UN Human Rights Office in Liberia to open in early 2018.

Obasanjo to visit jailed Zambian opposition leader

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu Saturday held talks with former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, who had paid him a courtesy call at the State House in Lusaka.

Angolan VP candidate suffers stroke

The 64-year-old politician was first hospitalised at Luanda’s Multiperfil Clínica on Thursday before his transfer to a hospital in Spain.

US campaign data firm says Kenya to deport CEO ahead of election

A US-based campaign data company confirmed on Saturday that its CEO was detained in Kenya and faced deportation after working on the opposition's campaign ahead of Tuesday's tightly contested presidential election.

Egypt raises transportation fares by 50 per cent

Egypt's official state news agency reports that the governor of the Egyptian capital has announced a 50% increase in transportation fares, a day after the government increased fees for drinking water and sewage.

Somali governor shot dead in Mogadishu

Al Shabaab militants have shot dead the governor of Galgadud and his brother in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

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