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Deadly car bomb hits Somali capital Mogadishu

One person killed and one injured in attack claimed by al-Shabab after bomb attached to car explodes on busy street.

Mogadishu

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#Algeria president leaves #France after checkup

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been plagued by ill health since suffering a stroke last year, has left a French hospital in Grenoble and flown back to his country, a French police source has told the Reuters news agency.

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UN slashes food rations for refugees in #Kenya

The UN World Food Programme is to slash in half food rations for half a million refugees in Kenya as it scrambles for funding amid an unprecedented number of emergencies around the globe.

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Burkina Faso army says constitution restored

Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida

Burkina Faso's military has said that the country's constitution, which was suspended by the army after President Blaise Compaore was toppled after mass protests last month, has been restored.

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#Liberia to end #Ebola state of emergency

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said that she would not seek an extension to a state of emergency imposed in August over Ebola.

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Lawmakers scuffle in S Africa parliament

At least four lawmakers have been injured in scuffles and scenes of chaos in South Africa's parliament.

Parliamentaries almost came to blows on Thursday after they traded insults on the floor of the chamber that opposition leaders say is fast becoming the lair of the ruling African National Congress.

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Burkina Faso factions approve transition plan

Burkina Faso's army has reached an agreement with opposition parties, civil groups and religious leaders for a transition to civilian rule, almost two weeks after the ousting of President Blaise Compaore.

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Reports: Nigeria's Chibok falls to Boko Haram

schoolgirls' abductions

Boko Haram has seized the town of Chibok, in Borno state in northeast Nigeria, from where 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped more than six months ago, officials say.

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#MSF to launch clinical trials for #Ebola virus

Accelerated clinical trials will be launched in West Africa to speed the search for a treatment for the deadly Ebola virus, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have announced.

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Embassies of #Egypt and #UAE attacked in #Libya

A car bomb went off outside the Egyptian embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, causing some damage to the building but no injuries. 

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