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#Sudan bans meetings of political parties

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has issued a decree banning political parties from holding meetings without permission from the authorities, the official SUNA news agency has reported.

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Armed men kidnap schoolgirls in #Nigeria

day after a deadly bombing in Abuja.Heavily armed men have kidnapped more than 100 girls from a secondary school in northeast Nigeria's Borno state and torched the surrounding town, a day after a deadly bombing in the African state's capital.

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#Jordan ambassador to #Libya abducted

Jordan's ambassador to Libya has been kidnapped in TripoliJordan's ambassador to Libya has been kidnapped in Tripoli by masked armed men who attacked his car and shot his driver.

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Scores killed in Boko Haram attack in #Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least 60 people in Nigeria's troubled northeastern Borno state close to the border with Cameroon, according to a local official.

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Dozens killed in #Nigeria bus station bombing

Suspicion falls on Boko Haram after rush-hour blastA morning rush hour bomb has killed at least 71 people at a bus station on the outskirts of Abuja, the deadliest attack ever on Nigeria's federal capital.

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Libya's Al-Thinni refuses to form government

Libya's interim prime minister has refused to form a new cabinet but said he will remain in his post as head of the caretaker government.

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Guinea-Bissau votes amid major challenges

Voters in Guinea-Bissau have begun casting their ballots to elect a new president and legislators in an election meant to draw a line under a 2012 military coup that plunged the West African nation into chaos.

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Rally calls on Burkina Faso president to run

Thousands of supporters of Burkina Faso's longtime president are calling for a constitutional amendment so the leader of the West African nation can seek another term.

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African troops help Muslims flee CAR

African peacekeepers have escorted more than 1,000 minority Muslims fleeing attacks by mainly Christian militias in the Central African Republic to neighbouring Chad, police said.

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UN: Western Sahara needs rights monitors

The United Nations has called for more human rights oversight in Western Sahara, the vast northwest African territory occupied by Morocco since 1975, as a mandate for UN peace keepers in the disputed region comes up for renewal later this month.

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