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#Nigeria frees more children and women from Boko Haram

Another 234 women and children freed from Sambisa forest, bringing total to more than 700, army says.

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UN threatens sanctions on #Mali fighters

UN Security Council calls on armed groups to cease hostilities immediately amid an upsurge in violence.

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#Somalia journalist and his wife shot dead

Daud Ali Omar was working for a pro-government, privately owned radio station in the southern city of Baidoa.

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#Burundi vows crackdown after grenade attack

Government accuses opposition of having links to "terrorists" after attack that killed two police officers.

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#Burundi policemen killed in grenade attack

Three people, including two policemen, killed and several people wounded in grenade attack in the capital Bujumbura.

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'Hundreds arrested' in #Burundi amid political unrest

At least 400 detained, rights group says, after protests sparked by endorsement of president as candidate for June poll.

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US envoy warns #Burundi leader on suppressing opposition

Assistant secretary of state Tom Malinowski says country risks "boiling over" if crackdown on opposition continues.

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#Burundi opposition leaders threaten to boycott vote

Agathon Rwasa and Jean Minani say they will boycott unless President Nkurunziza gives up plans for third term.

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#Togo opposition party rejects presidential poll results

CAP declares its candidate winner despite electoral commission announcing Faure Gnassingbe had won with 59 percent.

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#Nigeria: More women and children freed from Boko Haram

Military says at least 160 children and women rescued from the Sambisa Forest, days after 293 others were freed.

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