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Boko Haram stages deadly attacks in Maiduguri

Attacks in Maiduguri city occurred while soldiers were trying to repel another group of Boko Haram fighters.

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Storm kills several, displaces thousands in Cape Town

Winter storm unleashes heavy rain and wind on South African city, displacing thousands already coping with drought.

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Casualties after al-Shabab attack Puntland army base

Gun battle in military base in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region kills at least 70 soldiers.

Al-Shabab

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Authorities stifle women's protest in Morocco's Rif

Police officers encircled female protesters and prevented others from joining a protest by Hirak movement in Al-Hoceima.

women's protest

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Lesotho probes soldiers' presence near polling stations

Electoral commission says presence of armed soldiers intimidated some voters and surprised observers.

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Above a million disabled people at risk in South Sudan

HRW urges UN to assist disabled people, who are increasingly becoming vulnerable to violence in South Sudan’s civil war.

South Sudanese are internally displaced

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Lesotho: Voting under way in third election since 2012

Snap election is seen as a two-horse race between old rivals Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili and Thomas Thabane.

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Thousands rally across Morocco's Rif for eighth night

Stone-throwing protesters clash with police in Imzouren as calls for the release of a Popular Movement leader grow.

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Haftar and ISIL fighters launch attacks in Libya

Simultaneous attacks on UN-backed government come just hours after suspected Egyptian jets target areas south of Sirte.

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Botched vaccination kills 15 children in South Sudan

The same syringe was used, without sterilisation, on 300 children during a four-day vaccination campaign.

Health Minister Riek Gai Kok

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