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#Nigeria kills suspected Boko Haram fighters

Nigeria's military is claiming to have killed dozens of Boko Haram fighters while repelling an attack on a military base in the northeast of the country.

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Shooting reported in Kenyan coastal region

Shooting has been reported in Kenya's coastal district of Lamu, the same area where some 60 people were massacred last month, authorities said.

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Car bomb targets #Somalia parliament complex

A suicide car bomb has killed at least five people in an attack at the entrance of the Somali parliament, witnesses say.

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#Nigeria soldiers burn buses after crash

Nigerian soldiers burned several buses in Lagos, blocked roads and fired shots in the air after a soldier was killed in a bus accident, officials have said.

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Ugandan troops kill CAR rebels 'in error'

Ugandan troops have killed at least 15 former rebels from the Central African Republic (CAR)  after mistaking them for fighters of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), police say.

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#Yemen 'extradites' #Ethiopia opposition leader

An exiled Ethiopian opposition leader with British citizenship, who was sentenced to death in absentia, has been extradited to Addis Ababa, according to his group.

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#Senegal prime minister sacked

Senegal's president has sacked Prime Minister Aminata Toure, who has only been in power since September, less than a week after her ruling party was beaten in local elections.

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S Africa sacks police over migrant death

Eight South African policemen have been sacked over the death of a Mozambican migrant who was brutalised in police custody last year.

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UN mission admits failure to stop #DRC murders

The head of the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has said he is sorry his forces reacted too slowly to stop the murder of at least 30 civilians in the east of the country in June.

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#Ethiopia asks #Yemen to extradite activist

Ethiopia has called on Yemen to extradite the leader of an outlawed opposition group to face terrorism charges.

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