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New head of Nigerian army escapes 'Boko Haram attack'

Chief of Army Staff Tuku Buratai unharmed during ambush on his convoy en route to northeastern village to visit troops.

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Nineteen dead in two car bomb blasts in #Somalia

Five civilians killed in the capital, after fourteen soldiers die in Kismayo in suicide attack claimed by al-Shabab.

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#Mauritania upholds conviction of anti-slave activists

Activists say move to keep activists in jail is step back for a country that became last to outlaw slavery 34 years ago.

Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid

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S Sudan reporter killed days after 'president's threat'

Moi Peter Julius shot dead four days after Salva Kiir's apparent warning against those who reported "against country".

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Pierre Nkurunziza sworn in as president for third term

Nkurunziza takes oath of office after months of protests and polls that UN says was held in "environment of mistrust".

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US proposes UN arms embargo on South Sudan

Draft resolution calls for further sanctions after President Kiir seeks more time before signing peace deal with rebels.

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UN peacekeepers face new sex abuse allegations in CAR

Three more accusations levelled against peacekeepers in CAR a week after Ban Ki-Moon asked UN head of mission to resign.

UN peacekeepers

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#Ghana to bring Cuban doctors to mitigate medical strike

More than 170 doctors from Cuba will help reduce crisis caused by major strike over work conditions, official says.

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US to South Sudan: Sign peace deal or face UN sanctions

US says it is consulting with other countries as it urges South Sudan government to sign deal within 15 days.

warn-torn South Sudan

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#Gabon president vows to give inheritance to charity

Ali Bongo pledges to give his share of wealth from his late father to the poor and hand over family properties to state.

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