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Gambia's Barrow Wins Easy Majority in Parliamentary Vote

Voters in Gambia handed the political parties supporting President Adama Barrow a majority of seats in parliament, making it easier for the new government to carry out social reforms needed after the 22-year rule of ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh.

Random breath tests illegal, Kenyan court rules

Kenyans can no longer be charged after a breathalyser test, after a bar owner argued they were ruining his business.
Kariuki Ruitha complained they violated Kenyans' constitutional rights to make their own lifestyle decisions - including how much to drink.

Anti-Zuma protests across South Africa

Protesters are gathering in major South African cities calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down after the sacking of a respected finance minister.

Nigerians and Eritreans 'freed from Libya prison'

Libyan authorities in the northern port city Misrata have freed 28 Eritreans and seven Nigeria nationals who had been in detention for months as authorities investigated their ties to the ousted Islamic State (IS) group, the Reuters news agency reports. 

Benin parliament rejects single-term referendum

Benin's National Assembly has narrowly rejected a proposal by President Patrice Talon to hold a constitutional referendum seeking to limit his successors to a single six-year term in office. 

 Zuma to address supporters at rally

Members of the ANC Youth League are gathering to welcome embattled South African President Jacob Zuma, who is expected to address a rally on the outskirts of Johannesburg shortly.

Helen Zille faces disciplinary action after colonialism tweets

South Africa's opposition party has launched disciplinary action against its former leader after she tweeted colonialism was not all bad.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has been under pressure to sanction Helen Zille since she caused a storm of controversy with the tweets in March.
It is feared it may have scuppered the party's electoral chances.