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Fears grow over ISIL recruitment of Tunisia women

Hundreds are thought to have fled and joined armed group, leaving behind distraught families and a worried government.

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Somalia raid: Al-Shabab says 43 Ethiopian troops killed

Somali group admits "several fighters" died as African Union force acknowledges "attempted attack" at Somalia base.

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Libyan forces make gains against ISIL in Sirte

Soldiers capture two barracks, a bridge and an intersection in ISIL's stronghold city, military says.

Libyan forces

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Chad deploys 2,000 soldiers to troubled Niger

Troops sent across border to tackle Boko Haram in Niger after group invades Bosso town, forcing 50,000 to flee.

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Eritrea commits crimes against humanity, UN says

UN investigation reports a litany of crimes committed in Eritrea since 1991, including enslavement, rape and murder.

Eritrean torture survivor

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Boko Haram attack: 50,000 flee town in Niger

At least 32 killed and thousands flee in the wake of attack in Bosso town on Nigeria-Niger border.

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Malawi failing to protect albino community: Amnesty

Rights body raises alarm over attacks against people with albinism, but government dubs Amnesty report as "unfair".

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Libya captures ISIL-held military base near Sirte

Gardabiya Air Base 30km southwest of Sirte captured after four weeks of heavy fighting, Libyan officials say.

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Protests in Kenya as opposition marks 'Day of Rage'

Former prime minister's supporters block key roads and burn tires demanding reform of the election commission.

Day of Rage

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Nigeria seizes billions in looted cash and assets

Interior minister says more than $10bn confiscated in the past year's anti-corruption drive.

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