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Al-Shabab militants storm army base in Somalia, killing dozens

The attack, in the semiautonomous region of Puntland, was the worst in years.

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Somalis are fleeing famine — only to find death in a place of refuge

People seeking refuge from a killer drought are facing awful choices.

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Ivory Coast soldiers revolt over bonus pay dispute

Most of those protesting were former rebel fighters who helped bring President Alassane Ouattara to power.

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Kenyan opposition names Odinga as its candidate for president

The prominent politician has sought the presidency three other times. The August vote is likely to be his last chance.

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Large protest in South Africa shows rising discontent with the country’s president and ruling party

The demonstration united a range of opposition parties in a remarkable display of anger at President Jacob Zuma.

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South Africa faces political turmoil after Zuma sacks finance minister

The respected political veteran’s ouster exposes the rifts undermining the ruling African National Congress party.

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Web series ‘Little Apple’ tells story of girl growing up in gentrified Harlem

Little Apple is a new self-titled web series that tackles real-life issues of a young Black girl growing up in a changing neighborhood.

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'My school dreams'

I went back to school after getting pregnant and I'm glad I did.

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SportPesa to end Kenya football league sponsorship over tax

The government imposed a 35% tax on revenues of betting companies.

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Michael Brown’s family settles wrongful death lawsuit for over $1M

The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown's parents.

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Trump appoints man who called Obama ‘Kenyan creampie’ to senior position

President Donald Trump is raising eyebrows for appointing a man who previously called Barack Obama a "Kenyan creampie" to a senior level position.

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John Magufuli's pregnant schoolgirl ban angers Tanzanian women

An online petition is set up after the president said mothers would be too distracted to go to school.

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Leslie Jones has secret boyfriend: ‘I don’t want everybody bothering him’

Leslie Jones has a new man in her life, but don't expect to see him out in public anytime soon.

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Ghana's Samuel Inkoom given one-year ban over agent debt

Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom will be banned from football by Fifa for a year unless he pays off the debt he owes to a former agent.

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Trump says Russia investigator’s relationship with Comey is ‘very bothersome’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested he was just trying to keep fired FBI Director James Comey honest with his cryptic tweet implying there might be recordings of their private conversations. Trump ended a monthlong guessing game ...

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Actor slams Mariah Carey for being ‘abusive,’ showing up hours late to set

Mariah Carey was supposed to make a cameo in the new film, The House, but her scene was cut out because she was allegedly too much of a diva for the ...

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Hollywood Walk of Fame 2018 honorees revealed

Some of Hollywood's brightest stars and legends will be honored next year with a coveted spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Cameroon coach Hugo Broos is desperate to find a striker

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos says he is still searching for a clinical goalscorer after his side struggle to score at the Confederations Cup.

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African vice president faces accusations in Paris

The son of Equatorial Guinea's President is on trial in France for splurging on a Parisian mansion, a private jet and a fleet of luxury cars using tens of millions of dollars he allegedly looted from his country.

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Botswana's former President Ketumile Masire dies aged 91

Sir Ketumile Masire led the country for 18 years and is seen as the architect of its stability.

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The African speakers at TEDGlobal 2017

TEDGlobal has released a preview list of speakers for its four day conference in Arusha, Tanzania this August, the first conference on the continent ...

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Morocco international Walid Azaro snubs Europe for Al Ahly

Morocco international Walid Azaro says he turned down several offers to play in Europe in order to join Egypt's Al Ahly.

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Liverpool complete Salah deal

Liverpool complete the 39m euro (£34m) signing of Roma's former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah, who joins on a five-year deal.

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'Brothers, not strangers'

How a 61-year-old farmer embodies Uganda's welcoming attitude to South Sudanese refugees.

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Lord’s Resistance Army steps up Congo attacks as U.S.-backed force pulls out

The outlawed Lord’s Resistance Army has stepped up attacks in Congo close to the South Sudanese border as a U.S.-supported regional task force pulls out, the U.N. humanitarian office said in a report...

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In Somalia, Islamist rebels are blocking starving people from getting food

Famine looms due to drought and a rebel movement that attacks foreign aid groups.

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