Officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have said the Ebola outbreak in the vast central African country has entered ‘a new phase’ after a case of the deadly virus was detected in the northwest city of Mbandaka.
First Ebola case found in DRC city raises risk of epidemic, WHO says
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi pardoned more than 330 people, many of them youths jailed for demonstrating in recent years.
Egypt’s president pardons over 330 mostly young prisoners
Qatar has pledged to continue support for the stability and sovereignty of Somalia amid heightened tensions between the East African country and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a party to the Saudi-led quartet of Doha’s boycotters.
Doha to continue support for unity, stability in Somalia: Qatari emir
At least 26 people have been killed in an attack by gunmen in a village in northwestern Burundi, says an official, days ahead of a constitutional referendum which could enable President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power for 16 more years.
Armed men kill 26 ahead of referendum in Burundi
Tunisians voted on Sunday in their first free municipal elections, another step in a democratic transition that has become marred by disappointment over a lack of jobs and economic opportunities.
Tunisians vote in first free municipal elections
Tunisians head to the polls on Sunday for the first free municipal elections since the 2011 revolution, seen as another milestone on the road to democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.
Tunisia votes in first free municipal elections
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the closure of 13 overseas diplomatic missions as part of measures to reduce the government’s spending, as he is struggling to revitalize the African country’s ailing economy in the post-sanction era.
Sudan closes 13 diplomatic missions to cut govt. spending, revive ailing economy
At least nine people, including a priest, have been killed in an attack on a church in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic.
9 die in attack on church in Central African Republic
Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri in a message congratulated Abiy Ahmed for his appointment as Prime Minister of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
First Vice President congratulates Ethiopia PM appointment
More than 1,000 anti-government activists have rallied in Madagascar's capital for an eighth consecutive day, demanding the resignation of the president.
Protesters in Madagascar demand president resignation, as anti-govt. rallies continue

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