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#Mozambique rivals sign peace deal

Mozambique's president and the leader of the former rebel group Renamo have signed a landmark peace deal in Maputo, ending a two-year conflict that has rekindled memories of a brutal civil war.

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#Ethiopia refugee camp submerged by floods

Ethiopia's Lietchuor camp, home to almost 40,000 refugees from South Sudan, has been made uninhabitable by flooding, Doctors without Borders (MSF) said.

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#WHO holds urgent talks on #Ebola treatments

World health experts are meeting in Geneva, Switzerland for the second day of urgent talks on fast-tracking experimental Ebola drugs, as doctors in the worst-hit African countries pleaded to be given the serums.

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Mozambican rebel leader emerges out of hiding

Mozambican rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama has come out of hiding and returned to the capital, Maputo, in a symbolic end to a two-year conflict that has rekindled memories of a civil war.

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US confirms al-Shabab leader's death

Somalia forcesThe United States has confirmed that Ahmed Abdi Godane, a founder of Somalia's al-Shabab group, was killed in a US air strike this week.

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Nigerians flee after Boko Haram 'seizes' town

Fierce fighting between the Nigerian armed group Boko Haram and security forces have driven more than 26,000 people from the northeastern town of Bama, witnesses and security sources have said.

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#Somalia offers amnesty to al-Shabab fighters

Somalia's government has offered an amnesty to fighters with al-Shabab, the armed group whose leader was reportedly targeted on Monday night in a US air strike.

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Central African town stormed by gunmen

At least five people have been killed during an attack by armed men on a northern town in the Central African Republic, a source in the African peacekeeping force has said.

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#Ebola death toll accelerates in West Africa

At least $600m is needed to fight West Africa's Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organisation has announced, as the death toll shot up by about 400 in a week to more than 1,900 people.

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Boko Haram seizes strategic Nigerian town

Boko Haram have seized a strategic town in Nigeria's far northeast, prompting denials from the military, as experts said the government risked losing control and the region was "on the brink" of takeover.

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