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Twenty people in court in Ethiopia following grenade attack

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ADDIS ABABA Twenty people appeared in court in the Ethiopian capital on Monday following a grenade attack at a rally for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in which two people were killed and scores wounded.

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Libyan coastguard picks up almost 1,000 migrants in one day 4:46pm BST

TRIPOLI Libyan coastguards picked up 948 African migrants on inflatable boats in several operations and also recovered 10 bodies on Sunday, officials and a witness at a naval base said. | Video

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Two die after blast at Zimbabwe presidential rally - state newspaper 3:48pm BST

HARARE Two people died on Monday from injuries they suffered when an explosion rocked an election campaign rally by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the weekend, a state-owned newspaper reported.

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Photojournalist Goldblatt, who documented apartheid, dies aged 87 3:48pm BST

JOHANNESBURG Renowned South African photojournalist David Goldblatt, who documented the impact of apartheid on the lives ordinary people, died on Monday from cancer aged 87.

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South Sudan rivals say hope for peace at meet in Khartoum 3:33pm BST

KHARTOUM South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar said on Monday they hoped for a breakthrough in peace talks as they met in Khartoum, but there was no immediate indication that either side would make real concessions.

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Nigeria's Buhari calls for calm as 86 die in farmer, herder clashes 12:11pm BST

BAUCHI, Nigeria Nigeria's president called for calm on Sunday after at least 86 people died in clashes between farmers and semi-nomadic herders over the weekend.