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Palm-oil firm denies #Liberia intimidation claims

Global Witness says communities in nation's southeast pressured to sign away land rights for GVL's plantation operation.

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UN official accused of neglecting CAR sex abuse resigns

Rights official who mishandled child abuse allegations by UN troops in African country leaves post "for health reasons".

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Deadly bomb blasts rip through Nigerian bus stations

Dozens killed in series of attacks at bus terminals in Gombe city, following increase in Boko Haram bombings.

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'Girl suicide bombers' strike northern #Cameroon

Two young girls reportedly detonated themselves at market killing at least 20 people in the city of Maroua.

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Vote count under way in controversial #Burundi poll

Results not expected to be announced until Thursday with incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza widely expected to win third term.

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CAR court says refugees can vote in upcoming election

Court overturns parliament ruling to exclude Central African refugees in neighbouring nations from voting for president.

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South Sudan army crushed civilians under tanks: HRW

Report by rights group accuses government troops of committing war crimes in rebel-held parts of the Unity State.

South Sudan army

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#Burundi opposition leader calls for unity government

Presidential official says Nkrunziza is open to the idea as counting under way in polls boycotted by opposition leaders.

Nyakabiga neighbourhood

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Poll close in #Burundi amid election boycott

Opposition and civil society groups boycott vote, saying it is unconstitutional, as Pierre Nkurunziza seeks third term.

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AU troops 'gun down unarmed civilians' in #Somalia

At least 24 people killed and 22 injured after AU troops open fire on civilians in the town of Marka, residents say.

African Union troops

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