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Cameroon English-region unrest death toll rises

Amnesty International says at least 17 people were killed in clashes between security forces and protesters.

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DR Congo violence drives thousands into Zambia

Refugees escape inter-ethnic clashes and fighting between DRC security forces and militia groups, says UNHCR.

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Kenyan police fire tear gas at opposition protesters

Police in several cities clash with demonstrators calling for electoral commissioners to be sacked before rerun vote.

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Protests in Anglophone Cameroon turn deadly

Police shooting claims seven lives during protests by activists seeking independence from majority-Francophone country.

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Turkey sets up largest overseas army base in Somalia

Ankara move is part of efforts to increase foothold in the in the Horn of Africa country.

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Ethiopians gather for festival marred by bloodshed

At least 50 Oromo people died last year at the Irreecha festival after police fired tear gas and started a stampede.

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Deaths reported in military cargo plane crash in DRC

Technical problem suspected in cargo plane crash following take-off from Kinshasa airport, leaving at least 10 dead.

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More than half of Borno schools closed over Boko Haram

Close to three million children in need of education as threat from armed group in northeast persists, says UNICEF.

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Somalia: Al-Shabab launches attack on military base

Suicide car bombers, gunmen strike Barire military outpost outside Mogadishu in a brazen assault by the armed group.

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Car bomb blast kills seven in Somalia's Mogadishu

Explosion goes off alongside densely-populated road in Somali capital's Hamarweyne district, according to officials.

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