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Dozens killed in Nigeria land dispute

Gunmen believed to be Fulani herdsmen have stormed a meeting in northern Nigeria's Zamfara state and killed 30 people, police said Sunday.

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France pulls out of Rwanda genocide ceremony

France will not take part in the 20th anniversary commemorations of the Rwandan genocide after its president, Paul Kagame, accused Paris of "participating" in the 1994 mass killings.

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Morocco's unions protest austerity plans

Thousands of workers, teachers and civil servants have marched through downtown Casablanca to protest austerity plans put in place by the Moroccan government to control runaway spending.

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Mali PM and government quits after six months

Mali's prime minister and his entire government has resigned after less than six months in office, according to a presidential statement, with no explanation given.

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Two Italian priests kidnapped in Cameroon

Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun have been kidnapped by gunmen in northern Cameroon, Italy's foreign ministry and media reports said, in the latest kidnapping incident targeting Christian clergy in the African country.

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Mob attacks Guinea Ebola treatment centre

An angry crowd attacked a treatment centre in Guinea where staff from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) were working to contain an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, forcing it to shut down, a spokesman for the medical charity said.

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Kagame accuses France over Rwanda genocide

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has once again accused France of "participating" in the 1994 genocide in an interview to mark the 20th anniversary of the mass killings.

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US issues fresh Kenya travel warning

The US State Department warned American citizens of the risks of travel to Kenya, after heightened threats and recent violence in some areas of the East African country.

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Mali identifies first possible cases of Ebola

Mali said it had identified its first possible cases of Ebola since the start of an outbreak in neighbouring Guinea, adding to fears that the deadly virus was spreading across West Africa.

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Uganda police raid project that assists gays

Ugandan police have raided the offices of a United States-funded project known to offer AIDS services to homosexuals, a government spokesman said.

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