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Former Chadian President Hissene Habre. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

Hissene Habre's trial

Chad's former president Hissene Habre begins an appeal against the life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity he was handed in May at a special African court — a verdict hailed as a landmark for the continent.

The Gambia crisis

A mediation team from West African regional bloc Ecowas to meet today on The Gambia's crisis, triggered when President Yahya Jammeh refused to accept results of the December election. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to release a statement following the meeting.

Who will be new Speaker?

Cote d'Ivoire Parliament to hold election to choose a new Speaker, with incumbent Guillaume Soro in the running again.

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