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Suicide bomber kills 6 in central Somalia

Attack claimed by the armed group al-Shabab targets governor's office in the town of Beledweyne.

Al-Shabab

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UN: South Sudan election risks prolonging civil war

Juba's plans to hold delayed presidential poll next year risks 'deepening and extending' conflict, UN says.

South Sudan's population

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UN urges Togo to respond to protesters' 'expectations'

UN special envoy to the region calls on government to respond to the 'legitimate expectations of the Togolese people'.

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Togo blocks internet as protests continue

Internet access restricted as thousands take to the streets for a second day against President Gnassingbe's rule.

anti-government demonstrations

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Tanzania: Opposition MP Tundu Lissu wounded by gunmen

Top opposition figure suffers multiple gunshot wounds by unknown attackers at his residence in Dodoma city.

Tundu Lissu

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Tunisia's Youssef Chahed names new cabinet

PM calls new line-up a 'war government' that will 'fight against terrorism, corruption, unemployment and inequality'.

Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed

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Togo protesters demand constitutional reform

Protesters carry brandished placards denouncing President Faure Gnassingbe, whose family has been in power for 50 years.

Togo protesters

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Kenya's Odinga: No election rerun without 'guarantees'

The electoral commission set a date for October 17 but Raila Odinga wants his legal and constitutional conditions met.

Raila Odinga

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Boko Haram attacks killed 400 since April: Amnesty

Suicide attackers - often young women and girls - have killed at least 381 civilians in Nigeria and Cameroon.

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Lesotho army commander 'shot dead' by soldiers

Official says Lieutenant General Khoantle Motsomotso was shot by soldiers who had recently been fired.

Lesotho

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