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20 dead as powerful storm hits Madagascar

A powerful tropical storm that lashed the island of Madagascar has left 20 people dead and affected 19,000 more, according to an official toll.

Zimbabwe to hold elections in July, president says

Zimbabwe's first presidential and parliamentary elections since the end of former strongman Robert Mugabe's long rule will take place in July, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Saturday.

Former Zimbabwe leader calls ouster ‘coup d'etat’

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has described his departure from office in November last year as the result of a “coup d'état” that must be undone, potentially setting the stage for renewed political violence in the African country.

25 killed in fresh clashes in central Nigeria: Police

Herders are believed to have killed 25 villagers in central Nigeria's Plateau State, police said on Wednesday, in the latest violence linked to land, water, and grazing rights.

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Sierra Leone votes for president to change economy

Sierra Leoneans voted Wednesday in a general election to pick a new president, with many craving economic change and a boost to living standards in one of the world's poorest countries.

23 missing refugees likely dead off Libyan coast: IOM

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says 21 refugees are unaccounted for and probably drowned as a wooden boat set sail from Libya towards Italy and had to be rescued.