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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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Lifesaving S Sudan aid stalled at checkpoints

South Sudan's warring parties are blocking food and medicines from reaching thousands of civilians who have fled more than three months of raging conflict, top UN aid officials have warned.

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Rockets hit Libyan capital airport runway

Two rockets have struck a runway at the international airport in Libya's capital Tripoli, forcing the suspension of flights, an airport source said.

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Kenyan parliament passes polygamy law

Kenya's parliament has passed a bill allowing men to marry as many women as they want, prompting a furious backlash from female politicians.

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Burundi opposition members get life sentences

A court in Burundi has sentenced 21 activists from a key opposition party to life in prison for an armed revolt after a protest earlier this month turned into violent clashes with police, a rights campaigner said.

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UN: CAR communal hatred at 'terrifying' level

Hatred between Christians and Muslims in Central African Republic has reached a "terrifying level", a senior United Nations official has said, with atrocities including the decapitation of children and cannibalism.

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Ivory Coast to send ex-youth leader to ICC

Ivory Coast will transfer Charles Ble Goude, the jailed right-hand man of former President Laurent Gbagbo, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity, an official said.

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Libya asks world to help it fight 'terrorism'

The Libyan government has called on the United Nations and international community to help fight what it called a war on terrorism as it struggles to stop the country sliding into widening chaos and instability.

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DR Congo recruits robots as traffic police

The Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa is notorious for bad traffic. So police are getting a helping hand to keep the cars moving.

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S Africa's Zuma criticised for home upgrade

South African President Jacob Zuma "benefited unduly" from a $23m state-funded security upgrade to his private home that included a swimming pool, cattle enclosure and an amphitheatre, the public protector said.

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