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Scores killed in Boko Haram attack in #Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least 60 people in Nigeria's troubled northeastern Borno state close to the border with Cameroon, according to a local official.

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Dozens killed in #Nigeria bus station bombing

Suspicion falls on Boko Haram after rush-hour blastA morning rush hour bomb has killed at least 71 people at a bus station on the outskirts of Abuja, the deadliest attack ever on Nigeria's federal capital.

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Libya's Al-Thinni refuses to form government

Libya's interim prime minister has refused to form a new cabinet but said he will remain in his post as head of the caretaker government.

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Guinea-Bissau votes amid major challenges

Voters in Guinea-Bissau have begun casting their ballots to elect a new president and legislators in an election meant to draw a line under a 2012 military coup that plunged the West African nation into chaos.

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Rally calls on Burkina Faso president to run

Thousands of supporters of Burkina Faso's longtime president are calling for a constitutional amendment so the leader of the West African nation can seek another term.

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African troops help Muslims flee CAR

African peacekeepers have escorted more than 1,000 minority Muslims fleeing attacks by mainly Christian militias in the Central African Republic to neighbouring Chad, police said.

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UN: Western Sahara needs rights monitors

The United Nations has called for more human rights oversight in Western Sahara, the vast northwest African territory occupied by Morocco since 1975, as a mandate for UN peace keepers in the disputed region comes up for renewal later this month.

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Guinea-Bissau to hold first polls since coup

Guinea-Bissau goes to the polls on Sunday in search of a new president and parliament who can return stability to a country plagued by drugs and upended by a military coup two years ago.

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Libya coastguard detains hundreds of migrants

Libya's coastguard has detained more than 400 immigrants, mostly from the Horn of Africa, in its waters in the past two days after they tried to illegally cross to Europe in small boats, Libyan officials say.

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HRW accuses Kenya of mistreating Somalis

Human Rights Watch has accused Kenya of treating Somalis like scapegoats amid swoops by security forces that have seen thousands arrested and scores expelled back to their war-torn country.

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