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Nigeria police open probe into torture house

Nigerian police have opened a murder investigation after the discovery of rotting bodies, skeletons and people shackled with leg-chains in an abandoned building in Ibadan.

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Kenya gunmen open fire on church service

Two gunmen stormed a church near the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa and opened fire on worshippers, killing five people and wounding 20 others, police officials said.

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Deadly bomb blast hits Nigeria marketplace

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have detonated a bomb in a crowded marketplace in northeastern Nigeria killing at least 20 people, witnesses said.

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Presidential campaign kicks off in Algeria

Campaigning for Algeria's April 17 presidential election has begun as criticism mounts of a bid by incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika to clinch a fourth term despite concerns over his health.

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Ebola alert grips Guinea and Sierra Leone

Ebola has killed at least 59 people in Guinea and there are fears the virus may have spread to neighbouring Sierra Leone, world health officials have said.

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US navy hands rogue oil tanker back to Libya

The US navy has handed over to Libyan authorities an oil tanker it intercepted after the vessel took to sea with crude illegally loaded at a rebel-held port, the US embassy in Libya said.

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Guinea confirms Ebola as source of epidemic

Guinea has identified the Ebola virus as the source of a highly contagious epidemic raging through its southern forests, as the death toll rose to 34.

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Ivory Coast suspect Ble Goude in ICC custody

Charles Ble Goude, the former right-hand man of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, has been transferred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity, the Ivorian government said.

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Thousands in Algeria call for poll boycott

Algerian opposition parties have rallied several thousand supporters to call for a boycott of next month's election and to reject President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's run for another term after 15 years in power.

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Mysterious fever worries doctors in Guinea

An outbreak of haemorrhagic fever has killed at least 23 people in Guinea's southeastern forest region since February, when the first case was reported, health authorities in the West African nation said.

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