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Farmajo calls for arms' embargo end to defeat al-Shabab

President tells London conference Somali troops need access to heavy weapons in fight against armed group al-Shabab.

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

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Tunisia orders army to protect oil and gas fields

Troops' deployment comes after protests erupt at industrial sites amid growing discontent over bad economic conditions.

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South Sudan's Kiir replaces army chief Paul Malong

General Paul Malong is accused of ethnic war against people not belonging to his ethnic majority tribe.

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Four UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic

The United Nations says one peacekeeper remains missing after an attack by Christian 'anti-Balaka' attackers on Monday.

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Libya foreign minister names Khalifa Haftar army chief

Khalifa Haftar named as Libya's army chief, provided he recognises GNA as Libya's sole authority, foreign minister says.

General Khalifa Haftar

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ICC mulls investigation into Libya's abuse of refugees

IOM says refugees are being sold in slave markets and being held for ransom, sexual exploitation and forced labour.

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Somalia: Huge blast rocks downtown Mogadishu

At least five killed, 20 wounded after huge car bomb goes off near the immigration directorate in the capital.

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UN: 2m children displaced by South Sudan conflict

Warnings by two UN agencies as a third county is reported to be on the brink of famine that has impacted 100,000 people.

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Muhammadu Buhari to go to London as health fears mount

President Muhammadu Buhari heads to London for medical tests, handing over power to his deputy Yemi Osinbajo.

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Chibok girls in health checkups before Buhari meeting

The 82 girls, released in a prisoner swap, arrive in Abuja for health checkups before meeting the president.

Chibok schoolgirls

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