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Libyan rival parliament suspends UN talks

Opposition assembly suspends UN-sponsored peace talks after blaming rival government for fresh violence.

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DRC protesters killed in police crackdown

Dozens dead in demonstrations over draft law that would enable President Kabila to extend his stay in power.

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Zambian police disperse opposition protesters

About 100 supporters of Hakainde Hichilema's party outside vote-counting centre driven off with batons and tear-gas.

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Boko Haram leader claims Baga attack

Abubaker Shekau says his group killed hundreds in Nigerian town and threatens to attack Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

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Ugandan LRA commander transferred to #ICC

Rebel leader Dominic Ongwen, who surrendered to US soldiers in CAR, arrives in The Hague accused of war crimes.

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#Sudan opposition to boycott national dialogue

Almost all opposition parties say they will pull out of year-long talks, citing worsening political and press freedoms.

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Tunisian blogger sentenced for defaming army

Yassine Ayari to spend a year in prison for accusing officers and Defence Ministry officials of financial abuse.

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UN says kidnapped employee freed in CAR

Abduction in capital Bangui happened a day after French charity worker and churchman were seized in the same city.

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Zambians vote in tight presidential election

Close contest expected between ruling party and opposition candidates after death of Michael Sata in office last year.

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UN urges African forces to fight Boko Haram

Central African countries urged to step up plans for multinational force to face increasing threat by Nigerian group.

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