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"Omar al-Bashir must answer for Darfur abuses now"

Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) should hand over overthrown President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face justice for masterminding atrocities in the western Darfur region, the court's prosecutor has said.

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Mozambican rebels want their leader gone

A programme to disarm members of Renamo, a militant group in Mozambique, has come under threat after several Renamo gunmen refused to hand over their weapons unless the group's leader was changed.

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US warns of attack rumours in Tanzania

In a rare security alert, the US embassy in Tanzania has told its citizens there to take precautions after saying there were "rumours of impending attacks" in a tourist area of the main city Dar es Salaam.

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UN pledges to protect LGBT refugees in Kenya camp

The United Nations (UN)'s refugee agency has said it will "provide protection" to the group of LGBT refugees who are being relocated to Kakuma camp in Kenya’s north-east.

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Thousands protest against Malawian poll result

Thousands of opposition supporters have taken to the streets of several cities in Malawi to protest against last month's re-election of President Peter Mutharika.

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Mali tightens security after massacre

Security has been stepped up in the Koro district of central Mali after a suspected jihadist attack killed 41 people this week.

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Egypt condemns Turkish President’s comments on Morsi death

Egypt's foreign minister has hit back after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested on Wednesday that Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi had been "murdered".

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Ethiopian Prime Minister expected in Sudan over transition talks

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is expected to arrive in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, to follow up on the mediation process between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC).

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Uganda hosts IInaugural African Hepatitis Summit

Uganda is hosting the first ever African Hepatitis Summit. The summit is aimed at rallying partners and countries to eliminate Viral Hepatitis in Africa.

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Four jailed for life over death of 71 migrants in Hungarian truck

A Hungarian court jailed four human traffickers for life on Thursday for the deaths of 71 migrants whose decomposing bodies were found crammed inside a truck dumped on an Austrian motorway.

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