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Seleka expels its members from CAR government

A grouping of former Seleka rebels in Central African Republic have expelled several members of their coalition who took part in the country's new government, saying they had not not been consulted on the appointments.

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Libyan MP asked to form new government

Abdullah al-ThinniLibya's elected parliament, the House of Representatives, has asked Abdullah al-Thinni to form a new caretaker government, amid political division and ongoing violence in the country.

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Libyan militia storm US embassy in Tripoli

The United States embassy compound in the Libyan capital of Tripoli has been raided by militiamen, but no Americans were present as the embassy was evacuated more than a month ago. 

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S Africa tackles #Lesotho 'coup' crisis

Lesotho's Deputy Prime Minister Mothet Joa Metsing says he has been invited to South Africa for talks after an alleged coup sent the country's prime minister fleeing to the same country.

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Al-Shabab attacks Somalia's intelligence HQ

SomaliaThe Somali armed group al-Shabab has launched an attack on the country's intelligence headquarters in central Mogadishu, setting off a bomb and opening fire on the complex, police and witnesses said.

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#Ebola: #Senegal confirms first case of virus

The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,500 people in west Africa has spread to a fifth country with the first confirmed case of the virus in Senegal.

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#Libya fighters say enemy plane shot down

Libyan fighters have said that they downed a plane belonging to militia forces of General Khalifa Haftar, but a source close to the officer said it crashed because of a technical fault.

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Confusion over coup attempt in #Lesotho

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas ThabaneLesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane had accused his country's army of mounting a coup against him as he visited South Africa, but the military denied seeking to oust him and said its soldiers had returned to barracks.

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Somali and AU forces in al-Shabab offensive

Somali and African Union forcesSomali and African Union forces have launched a long-awaited fresh offensive against al-Shabab fighters aimed at capturing remaining ports from the armed group, army and government officials have said.

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#Ebola spreads to fifth West African country

Senegal, a major hub for the business and aid community in West Africa, has become the region's fifth country to confirm a case of Ebola after a student arrived from neighbouring Guinea carrying the disease.

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