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1 September 2014 Last updated at 07:46 ET

Lesotho march cancelled after 'coup'

A demonstration by opponents of Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is called off after he fled, saying the military wanted to oust him.


Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the nation at Nyayo national stadium in Nairobi, 1 June 2014Kenya targets 'ghost workers'

Kenya starts biometrically registering all civil servants in an attempt to remove "ghost workers" from the government's payroll.

Islamist fighter at Tripoli airport. 25 Aug 2014Libya militias 'seize ministries'

Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says.

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