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Eritrea commits crimes against humanity, UN says

UN investigation reports a litany of crimes committed in Eritrea since 1991, including enslavement, rape and murder.

Eritrean torture survivor

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Boko Haram attack: 50,000 flee town in Niger

At least 32 killed and thousands flee in the wake of attack in Bosso town on Nigeria-Niger border.

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Malawi failing to protect albino community: Amnesty

Rights body raises alarm over attacks against people with albinism, but government dubs Amnesty report as "unfair".

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Libya captures ISIL-held military base near Sirte

Gardabiya Air Base 30km southwest of Sirte captured after four weeks of heavy fighting, Libyan officials say.

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Protests in Kenya as opposition marks 'Day of Rage'

Former prime minister's supporters block key roads and burn tires demanding reform of the election commission.

Day of Rage

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Nigeria seizes billions in looted cash and assets

Interior minister says more than $10bn confiscated in the past year's anti-corruption drive.

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Teens detained for defacing Burundi president photo

At least two people are shot and injured in protest over arrests of 11 schoolchildren for "insulting" Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Boko Haram attack in Niger 'kills 32 soldiers'

Attack kills 30 soldiers from Niger and two from Nigeria on countries' border near city of Bossa, Niger officials say.

Bossa

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Over 100 refugees drown after boat capsizes off Libya

More than 100 bodies are recovered near Zuwarah in latest disaster involving refugees trying to reach Europe, navy says.

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Kenya's plan to shut Dadaab refugee camp criticised

Somali ambassador to the US warns Kenya against plans to close complex home to more than 300,000 mostly Somali refugees.

Dadaab refugee camp

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