Benin's Talon favoured for re-election after vote

Benin President Patrice Talon looked set to win re-election on Sunday after a tense ballot, with critics accusing him of rigging the race in his favour by sidelining opposition leaders.
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Chad's President Deby seeks to extend 30-year rule in election
Polls opened on Sunday in Chad's presidential election with incumbent Idriss Deby one of the first to cast his ballot.
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300 killed in March outbreak of Ethiopia ethnic violence, says official
Clashes involving Ethiopia's two largest ethnic groups killed more than 300 people over several days last month, a federal official said Friday, in what is the latest sign of instability ahead of elections expected in June.
The excavation team say the ancient city uncovered near Luxor is the "largest" ever found in Egypt and dates back to a golden age during the reign of Amenhotep III, 3,000 years ago
Egyptologists uncover 'lost golden city' buried under the sands
Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an ancient city in the desert outside Luxor that they say is the "largest" ever found in Egypt and dates back to a golden age of the pharaohs 3,000 years ago.
Ismail Omar Guelleh has held power in the Horn of Africa nation for 22 years
Djibouti: Guelleh expected to win fifth presidential term in vote
Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh is expected to extend his more-than-20-year rule when the country heads to the polls on Friday.
Police in Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, fire tear gas and arrest demonstrators calling for the departure of the UN's MONUSCO peacekeeping mission
Strike over civilian massacres brings DR Congo's east to a halt
Two cities in eastern DR Congo were "paralysed" Monday, local sources said, on the first day of protest strikes over continuing massacres of civilians which the army and UN peacekeepers have failed to stop.
Ugandan military intelligence chief Abel Kandiho and his Egyptian counterpart at the signing of the protocol in Kampala, April 7, 2021
Egypt and Uganda sign military intelligence sharing agreement
Egypt and Uganda have signed a memorandum of understanding on military intelligence sharing, Ugandan officials said Thursday, amid growing tensions over a mega-dam built by Ethiopia on the Nile River.