Egyptians will head to the polls in late March in the first round of the presidential election, with current President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi widely expected to stand for election and likely to win a second four-year term amid a heavy clampdown on dissent.
Egypt set to hold presidential election in late March
Hundreds of Sudanese students from the University of Khartoum threw stones at anti-riot police Monday on a third day of protests against soaring bread prices, an AFP correspondent reported.
Sudan students, police clash on third day of protests
Two years after being detained, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), is still kept in Nigerian government’s prison and the officials are ignoring his critical health condition.
Ibrahim Zakzaky still detained, with critical health condition
A ministerial fact-finding mission was headed to Casamance in southern Senegal on Sunday after 13 youths were killed in the first upsurge in violence in the isolated region in years.
Senegal's Sall orders probe into deadly Casamance violence
At least eight people died and 86 others were rescued after a rubber dinghy starting sinking in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, according to the Italian coast guard, which said a search was continuing to find any more survivors.
Eight people die and 86 rescued from sinking dinghy off Libya
Two former Zimbabwean cabinet ministers who served under ex-president Robert Mugabe have been charged with corruption, their lawyers said on Saturday, the latest sign of a crackdown on officials loyal to Mugabe.
Former Zimbabwe ministers loyal to Mugabe charged with corruption
Clashes broke out near South Sudan’s capital Juba between government troops and rebels, officials said on Friday, the latest violation of a cease-fire signed last month.
Clashes break out near South Sudan capital in truce violation
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa ruled out forming a coalition government after visiting opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday.
Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa rules out forming coalition government
In a surprise move, Ethiopia's leader on Wednesday announced plans to drop charges against political prisoners and close a notorious prison camp in what he called an effort to "widen the democratic space for all."
PM: Ethiopia to release all political prisoners
Egypt hanged four men convicted by a military court of killing three military students in a bombing in 2014, security sources said on Tuesday.
Egypt hangs four convicted of deadly 2014 bomb attack

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