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South Sudan conflict tops African summit agenda

Fresh fighting in South Sudan's capital has killed hundreds of people and forced thousands to flee their homes.

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UN: South Sudan refugees could soon hit one million

Latest violence between rival forces of President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar has killed 300 people.

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Ten killed during protests in northern Ethiopia

Violence broke out after army attempted to arrest several people in the city of Gondar, sources say.

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Kenya: Police officer 'goes beserk', kills 7 colleagues

Deaths reported after a police officer opens fire on fellow officers at a Kapenguria police station in western Kenya.

Kapenguria

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Zimbabwe: Evan Mawarire calls for continued protests

Evan Mawarire called for protests after a court dismissed charges of attempting to overthrow the government.

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UN concerned about renewed fighting in South Sudan

Vice President Riek Machar urges UN to establish "buffer zone" between his forces and those of the government.

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Ugandan army crosses into S Sudan to evacuate citizens

A heavily-armed Ugandan military convoy has crossed into South Sudan to evacuate citizens trapped by fighting.

Juba

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'Gunman killed, siege over' at Kenya police station

Deaths reported after attacker grabs gun and shoots at officers at Kapenguria police station in western Kenya.

Kapenguria

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Zimbabwean protest leader arrested ahead of strike

Preacher Mawarire, who started a campaign against government, has been arrested for "inciting public violence".

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Ethiopia blocks social media sites over exam leak

Government blocks Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Viber after exam papers were leaked online last month.

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