Human Rights Watch has denounced the latest prison sentence given to a prominent journalist in Morocco on a "dubious charge" connected to a northern protest movement.
Human Rights Watch censures Morocco for jailing journalist
Flooding caused by torrential rains on Nigeria's border with Niger has left 49 people dead and another 20 missing, the emergency services said on Tuesday.
Flooding kills 49 in Nigeria, 20 others missing
Nigeria, one of Africa’s two wealthiest economies, has overtaken India as home to the world’s greatest concentration of extreme poverty, amid warnings that the continent will host nine out of 10 of the world’s poorest people within 12 years.
Nigeria outstrips India as country with most people in poverty
Gunmen have attacked an oilfield in southern Libya, abducting four engineers, including three Libyans and a Romanian national.
Gunmen kidnap 4 oil engineers in southern Libya
Libya’s National Oil Corporation has announced that the country is resuming oil exports from four terminals in the eastern oil crescent.
Libya to resume oil exports from east
The United Nations human rights agency says at least 232 civilians have lost their lives and 120 women and girls raped this spring during attacks launched by South Sudan government soldiers and their allied forces in opposition-held rural areas.
UN says South Sudan troops killed 232 civilians, raped 120 women in spring
UNICEF says gunmen have attacked a convoy of humanitarian trucks belonging to a contractor of the United Nations Children's Fund in South Sudan, killing one person.
Humanitarian convoy attacked in South Sudan, driver killed: UNICEF
Zimbabwe's military vowed on Wednesday to stay neutral in upcoming elections, dismissing suggestions it would deploy service personnel to influence national polls scheduled for July 30.
Zimbabwe Army vows neutrality in election
The United Nations refugee agency says a total of more than 1,000 refugees have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year.
Refugee deaths in Mediterranean surpass 1,000 this year, says UN refugee agency
South Sudan government troops violated the country's latest cease-fire just hours after it began at midnight, the armed opposition claimed Saturday, while a government spokesman accused the rebels of attacking instead.
South Sudan's latest cease-fire violated within hours

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