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UNHCR: Violence in South Sudan prompts mass flight

United Nation's refugee agency says up to 60,000 people have left South Sudan over the past three weeks.

South Sudanese refugees

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US warplanes target ISIL in Libya for first time

Airstrikes are backing Libyan forces seeking to retake city of Sirte from ISIL.

Libyan city of Sirte

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Al-Shabab attacks CID headquarters in Mogadishu

At least 10 killed as suicide bomber rams car into Criminal Investigation Department building in Somali capital.

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More than 120 bodies washed ashore near Libyan city

Scores of bodies of people who drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean were found around Sabratha city in July.

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Mali extends state of emergency

After a series of deadly attacks, Mali politicians agree to extend the country's state of emergency by eight months.

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Tunisia parliament votes to dismiss PM Habib Essid

Members of Tunisia's parliament vote Prime Minister Habib Essid out of office some 18 months after his appointment.

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid

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Protest in Burundi after UN decides to send police

Hundreds of people march in Bujumbura to protest Security Council decision to send up to 228 police officers to Burundi.

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Deal to open Libya's Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil ports

Ras Lanuf and Es Sider, shut since 2014, to resume exports after officials sign deal with armed group controlling them.

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Tunisia: PM Essid faces no-confidence vote

First vote of confidence in Tunisia's history is expected to unseat prime minister Habib Essid.

Habib Essid

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UN to send police force to Burundi as unrest continues

Security Council authorises deployment of a small contingent to monitor and report as the security situation worsens.

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