The US has called the massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan an "abomination" and appealed to rebel and government leaders to condemn those responsible and bring them to justice.
Armed men have assassinated a Somali parliamentarian, police and witnesses say, the second such killing in 24 hour.
South Sudan's rebel commander Riek Machar has said his forces were not behind the massacre of hundreds of people in the contested town of Bentiu.
A witness has said fighting between a Christian militia and French soldiers in Central African Republic has left several people dead, including some who appeared unarmed.
The actual number of girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week is 234, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials, parents have told the state governor.
The United Nations is condemning what it calls the "targeted killings" and wounding of hundreds of civilians based on their ethnic origins in the contested town of Bentiu.
Rebels have killed 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush during a patrol in the mountains east of Algiers.
The United Nations Security Council has said an attack on a UN base in South Sudan which killed at least 58 people and injured 100 others may "constitute a war crime".
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