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Senegal convicts 13 for attempt to establish jihadist cell

Senegal sentenced 13 people to prison on Thursday for their attempt to establish a homegrown jihadist cell modelled on Boko Haram.

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Mauritanian anti-slavery activists vow to keep fighting

Two anti-slavery activists freed from prison in Mauritania vowed an all-out fight to rescue their nation from one of the world’s worst slavery rates, saying jail and torture were no deterrent.

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Eritrean troops withdraw from Ethiopian border

Eritrea has pulled troops back from the heavily militarised border with Ethiopia as a “gesture of reconciliation”, the pro-government Eritrean Press agency said on its Facebook page.

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Cameroon police officer decapitated in restive region

A Cameroonian police officer was decapitated on Wednesday in the country's restive anglophone region, sources said.

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Ethiopia appoints ambassador to Eritrea

Ethiopia has appointed its first ambassador to Eritrea in two decades in the latest sign of rapprochement after a border war, the state-affiliated Fana news agency said on Thursday.

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Congo extends privileges to former presidents

Democratic Republic of Congo’s parliament has passed a law expanding financial privileges for former presidents, lawmakers said on Thursday, a move seen as an incentive for President Joseph Kabila to step down following an election in December.

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Boko Haram kills six in Nigeria ambush: Locals

Boko Haram fighters killed six traders when they ambushed a convoy of lorries under military escort in northeast Nigeria, a civilian militia member and a local resident said on Thursday.

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Zimbabwe declares election day a public holiday

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly declared Monday, July 30 a public holiday "to enable the electorate to vote without hassles from work-related commitments".

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Burkina Faso army arrest 60 in anti-terror operation

Sixty people were arrested in the north of Burkina Faso in an operation targeting terrorist bases, the army said on Wednesday.

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Obama shares wisdowm with African youth on being better leaders

Former United States President, Barack Obama, has outlined various ways in which the youth in Africa can become involved in politics and leadership.

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