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Nigeria candidates wrap election campaigns

Nigeria's presidential candidates wrapped up their election campaigns on Thursday, making a final pitch to voters before the country heads to the polls on Saturday.

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Search on for 43 missing in Niger boat accident

Rescue teams, fishermen, navy and police experts were searching Thursday for 43 people, most from Benin, missing after an overloaded boat bringing them to a market capsized in the Niger River, authorities said.

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Cameroon charges 150 over anti-government protests

More than 150 people have been charged with “hostility to the homeland” and “insurrection” for their role in anti-government protests in Cameroon, the Vice-President of the country’s main opposition party said.

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Flooding may have killed 23 illegal Zimbabwean miners

At least 23 illegal miners are trapped and feared dead in Zimbabwe after shafts and underground tunnels they were working in were flooded by water from a burst dam, a state-owned daily newspaper reported on Thursday.

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Three Americans among five killed in Kenya plane crash: Source

A light plane crashed in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley region on Wednesday, killing five people including three Americans, a police source said.

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Twenty three illegal Zimbabwean gold miners feared dead

At least 23 illegal miners are trapped and feared dead in Zimbabwe after shafts and underground tunnels they were working in were flooded by water from a burst dam, a State-owned daily newspaper reported on Thursday.

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Mnangagwa holds talks with diplomats

Zimbabwe President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has held talks with diplomats accredited to his country. Mnangagwa has come under pressure for failing to address the challenges facing Zimbabwe.

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Malawi removes 270 minors from adult prisons

Malawi has removed nearly 270 minors from two adult prisons, a legal action group said on Wednesday, following a court ruling and warnings about food shortages, disease risk and overcrowding.

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Islamic State attacked Nigerian governor's convoy

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack on the convoy of a state governor who was headed to a rally in north-eastern Nigeria ahead of Saturday’s presidential election.

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Nearly 1 000 Madagascar children killed by measles since October: WHO

At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination programme, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday.

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