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Freed Chibok girls reunited with parents

Scenes of joy as 82 schoolgirls released from Boko Haram see their parents for the first time since April 2014.

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South Africans protest over violence against women

Hundreds angered by a rise in violence against women and children march in the South African capital, Pretoria.

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5,000 refugees rescued on route to Italy from Libya

Libyan and Italian coastguards pick thousands of people from dozens of boats in the Mediterranean in 48 hours.

refugees rescued

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Libya: 141 people killed in Brak al-Shat airbase attack

Most of the dead are soldiers loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar, spokesman says of Thursday's attack.

Ahmed al-Mismari

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UN envoy criticises deadly attack in Libya's south

Martin Kobler expressed 'outrage' in response to reports of an attack by a militia loyal to the unity government.

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UN: South Sudan forces have committed capital crimes

UN human rights investigators say pro-government SPLA fighters killed, raped and tortured civilians in the town of Yei.

Juba

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Nigeria: Purported Chibok girl 'escapes' Boko Haram

Officials say the girl was found by Nigerian troops less than two weeks after 82 Chibok girls were freed by the group.

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Keita vows to keep fighting 'terrorist groups'

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita praises role of French troops in West African country beset by violence and ethnic strife.

UN peacekeepers in Mali

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BDK leader Ne Muanda Nsemi flees after DRC jailbreak

Separatist cult leader and about 50 other inmates freed after supporters attack prison in the capital Kinshasa.

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Red Cross: 115 bodies found in CAR's Bangassou

Scores of bodies discovered in border town where 26 people were previously reported dead, aid group says.

The violence in Bangassou

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