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Double bombing rocks Somalia's Mogadishu

At least 18 dead as two car bomb blasts claimed by al-Shabab reported near presidential palace in Somali capital.

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South Sudan officials may be guilty of war crimes: UN report

More than 40 South Sudanese officials may be guilty of crimes against humanity, the UN says.

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Confusion over missing Nigerian girls, parents demand answers

Parents express grief and disappointment after the government retracts a statement that some girls were rescued.

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26 Congolese refugees die of diarrhoea in Uganda

552 diarrhoea cases identified as refugees continue to flee inter-ethnic violence in DRC's Ituri province.

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Dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls still unaccounted for after attack

Government retracts earlier statement that some of the girls had been rescued after Boko Haram attacked their school.

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Ethiopia reveals details of 6-month state of emergency

State television says government has shed more light on six-month state of emergency order issued last Friday.

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Dozens of Nigerian girls feared abducted by Boko Haram

More than 110 schoolgirls are missing a day after suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked their school, police say.

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DRC: Thousands flee amid surge in 'horrific violence'

UN warns of 'humanitarian disaster of extraordinary proportions' amid surge of violence in DRC's Tanganyika province.

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Mozambique dump collapse: 17 dead, homes destroyed

Heavy rains caused the collapse of a huge rubbish dump, burying homes and killing at least 17, officials say.

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Sudan releases activists arrested over 'bread protests'

More than 80 activists and students, imprisoned last month during protests against rising food prices, released.

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