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Magazine removes Muslim leader cartoon after backlash

Jeune Afrique apologises after caricature of Mouride Brotherhood founder sparks outrage in Senegal.

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Foreign journalists released after Burundi police swoop

Police say weapons seized during Bujumbura raids in which one French and one British journalists were among those held.

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UN: Lack of accountability drives sex abuse in CAR

UN human rights chief says culture of impunity allows sex abuse to continue as six shocking allegations come to light.

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Suicide bomber hits market place in Nigeria's northeast

At least eight killed and 28 others injured after bomber targets a grain market in the town of Gombi in Adamawa state.

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Sudan's President al-Bashir opens border with South

President tells authorities to "take all measures" to open frontier for the first time since the South's 2011 secession.

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Libya parliament rejects UN-backed unity government

Tobruk-based parliament votes against unity government with rivals in Tripoli, and demands cabinet reshuffle.

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Suicide attackers hit Cameroon marketplace

Report says at least 29 people killed in series of strikes on village market near northern border with Nigeria.

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S Africa girls given student grants to remain virgins

Women's rights activists condemn municipal scholarship programme that awards young women for remaining virgins.

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Burkina Faso arrests ex-presidential guards over raid

Ten members of unit loyal to former president Blaise Compaore held as new leader continues to face security challenges.

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Uganda bans housemaids from working in Saudi Arabia

Ugandan women claim abuse and torture in audio recording that went viral and prompted government action.

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