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Djibouti's Guelleh clutches power, eyes growth
Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh has used his nation's strategic spot on the Horn of Africa to unlock international investment, while keep a firm hand on the reins of power since taking over in 1999.
 
Libya's U.N.-backed unity government moved to cement control over the country's finances and institutions Wednesday after the rival administration in Tripoli ceded power in a boost to efforts to end years of chaos.
 
The International Criminal Court terminated the case against Kenya's deputy president and ended his trial Tuesday, saying there was insufficient evidence he was involved in deadly violence that erupted after his country's 2007 presidential election.
 
At least five people died and buildings were torched in clashes between government forces and suspected rebels in Congo's capital, the government said Tuesday, saying some 50 people had been arrested over the "terror attack."
 
Deputy Kenyan President William Ruto will learn Tuesday if war crimes judges will set legal precedent and throw out a case against him for his alleged role in post-election turmoil.
 
South African President Jacob Zuma faces an impeachment attempt in parliament Tuesday after the country's top court ruled that he had violated the constitution over spending on his private residence.
 
A man on trial for homosexuality and three others who allegedly attacked him appeared in court in central Morocco on Monday amid an outcry by human rights groups.
 
Anger in Nigerian town over lack of education
There's not much left of the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, where Boko Haram kidnapped 276 teenagers in the dead of night nearly two years ago.
 
Fighting erupted in the southern part of Congo's capital Brazzaville on Monday, with heavy fire in opposition bastions between troops and unidentified assailants sending thousands of residents fleeing.
 
Sack gardens provide a new farming option for urban households
Harriet Nakabaale, 45, a resident of Kawaala, a Kampala suburb, lives in a small one-bedroom house set on a plot of land measuring 9 meters wide and 15 meters long. This is typical for many peri-urban poor households who cannot afford the luxury of spacious lawns and tree-lined driveways.
 
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