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One of Africa's longest serving presidents, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, is expected to announce his successor tomorrow, reports South Africa's News 24 news site.

Adama Barrow's supporters took to the streets in celebration after the results were announced


Property developer Adama Barrow says his shock win of the Gambian election heralds new hope for the country.

Rival militias are battling one another in Tripoli in the heaviest fighting in the Libyan capital for two years.

Zimbabwe has launched its own money for the first time since the country's dollar was abandoned seven years ago amid rampant inflation.

Police in western Uganda have arrested the king of Rwenzururu over clashes between police and militia which killed at least 55 people, officials say.

Miguna (L) alleges that he was filmed "secretly"


Kenya's top political TV show hosted by former CNN journalist Jeff Koinange has been dropped after a male guest made a rape remark about a female guest.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has resigned, in a move that shocked many observers.

Under Australian law, anyone intercepted trying to reach the country by boat is sent to Manus Island or Nauru [Al Jazeera]

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he is confident a refugee resettlement deal with the United States will go ahead, despite White House comments which seemed to cast doubt about its future under a Trump administration.

Many South Sudanese are trying to find out if their relatives are dead or alive

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Ethnic cleansing is taking place in war-torn South Sudan, the country's UN human rights commission has warned.

The Balfour Declaration, dated November 2, 1917, in which the British government recognised the national rights of the Jewish people to the land of Palestine is 99 years.

In a bid to combat Italy's dwindling fertility rate, a group of hotels in Assisi is offering couples who conceive at their accommodation a free holiday.

The UK government is considering inviting US President-elect Donald Trump for a state visit, Downing Street has said. The Republican, who beat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the election earlier this month, is due to take office on 20 January.

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Prosecutors say Ms Park had a "considerable" role in the alleged corruption, which she has denied.


South Korea's parliament has voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal.

Dr Ben Carson will be nominated as the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Trump transition team announced Monday.

A Taliban fighter stands at the site of a public execution of three men in Ghazni province in 2015 [Reuters]

Middle East

Taliban fighters publicly hanged a university student after accusing him of killing a senior intelligence officer.

Matteo Renzi staked his political future on his attempt to change Italy's cumbersome political system


Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has resigned after suffering a heavy defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution.