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Car bomb attack hits Somalia's Mogadishu

At least 11 people killed in a car bomb attack on a police checkpoint next to a busy market in the Waberi district.

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South Sudan agrees to deploy regional protection force

The decision comes after months of hesitation by South Sudan after soaring violence erupted in Juba in July.

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Starvation threat numbers soar in South Sudan

Up to one million people to join almost five million already facing starvation as civil war spreads to rural areas.

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UN: HIV rate in young African women disturbingly high

ARV treatment on the rise, but UN urges urgent action as thousands of young women continue to be infected with HIV.

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Japanese peacekeepers arrive in South Sudan

Licensed for combat, new contingent of Japanese peacekeepers allowed to use force to protect UN staff and aid workers.

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Catholic bishops apologise for role in Rwanda genocide

Catholic Church in Rwanda says it regrets actions of "all Christians for all forms of wrongs" during massacres in 1994.

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Monkey attack sets off deadly tribal clashes in Libya

Pet monkey pulled off girl's headscarf igniting days of tribal fighting in the south, killing at least 16 people.

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Mali holds long-delayed polls amid security fears

One candidate is kidnapped and ballot boxes torched in elections two years overdue and denounced by the opposition.

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Malawi man convicted over 'ritual sex' with 104 women

The HIV-positive man, known as a "hyena", was paid to have sex with bereaved widows to exorcise evil spirits.

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Scores killed in Mozambique fuel tanker explosion

Explosion in small village in Tete province kills at least 73 people and leaves 110 with burns, officials say.

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