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Al-Shabab is fighting to overthrow Somalia's government

A senior US government official is making a rare visit to Eritrea - a country which is under sanctions over alleged ties to Islamist militants.

The acting Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Donald Yamamoto, is to meet government officials at a time when the Eritrean authorities are seeking support to end the UN sanctions, which include an arms embargo.

The opposition has held several protests against electoral laws

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Madagascar's capital, Antananarivo, two days after a similar protest was broken up by the police, leaving one person dead and several seriously injured.

The protesters carried the victim's coffin to a public square where they continued to denounce new electoral laws.

The woman who is set to become the seventh wife of South Africa's ex-President Jacob Zuma has been forced to resign from her job at She Conquers, a non-governmental organisation, local media reports.

Nonkanyiso Conco's "affiliation" with Mr Zuma - 52 years her senior - was contrary to the organisation's campaign to “empower young women in every phase of their lives”, and to end reliance on sugar daddies, She Conquers' leadership said in a statement quoted by Daily Maverick news site.