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#Burundi accused of 'systematic killings' in capital

Rights group Amnesty says security forces killed dozens of people on December 11, but the government blames rebels.

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Ex-president wanted over killing of Thomas Sankara

Burkina Faso police seek arrest of former president Compaore over the murder of Africa's 'Che Guevara' in 1987.

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Nigeria's Shia detainees 'dying' without medical care

Shia movement accuses authorities of denying treatment to wounded members after recent military raids.

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#Nigeria army: Teen girls kill nine in 'suicide' attacks

Nine people killed after female suicide bombers detonate explosives in northeastern district of Benisheikh, army says.

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Bus passengers killed in #Kenya ambush

Gunmen kill at least two bus passengers in attack in Kenya's northeastern Mandera county, official says.

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Air France flight bomb scare a 'false alarm'

Airline boss says device that forced flight from Mauritius to Paris to land in Kenya did not present any danger.

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#Niger arrests military officers over 'coup plot'

Men to face military tribunal, but the opposition says the government has failed to provide any evidence.

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#Burundi: We will not allow foreign troops to enter

President's spokesman says government rejects African Union decision to send in a 5,000-strong peacekeeping force.

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Rwandans back laws that could see president extend rule

Rwandans vote yes for amendment to the constitution to allow President Kagame to contest further elections after 2017.

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Deadly attack targets Somalia's capital

No immediate claim of responsibility for gun-and-bomb attack on street close to hotels and supermarkets in Mogadishu.

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