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#Sudan orders release of Christian convert

A Sudanese court has ordered the release of a 27-year-old woman who was sentenced to death last month for converting from Islam to Christianity, according to the state news agency.

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#Nigeria medical college hit by deadly blast

Police say an explosion has struck a state medical college in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, killing at least eight people and wounding 12 others.

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#Libya approves overdue budget

Libya's parliament has approved the overdue 2014 budget worth $47bn, drawing on reserves to offset a dramatic loss of oil revenue after almost a year of protests at major ports.

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Carjacking soars in Libya's capital

Carjacking is becoming a major problem in Libya’s capital amid the deteriorating security conditions in the post-revolution country.

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Reports: Kenyan air strikes target al-Shabab

AMISOM forceKenyan fighter jets have attacked two bases belonging to al-Shabab fighters in Somalia and killed at least 80 of them, according to African Union (AU) troops deployed there.

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Mauritanian president set to win election

Mauritanians have voted to choose their next president, but the incumbent seems certain to retain power because of a boycott by major opposition parties.

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Gunmen kill villagers in Nigeria's northeast

Armed men have attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, killing an unknown number of people and setting fire to homes, a witness said.

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Mauritanians vote amid opposition boycott

Mauritanians have begun voting in a presidential poll boycotted by the major opposition parties, with incumbent President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz widely expected to hold on to power.

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West Africa #Ebola crisis 'out of control'

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is "totally out of control,'' a senior official for Doctors without Borders has said.

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#Lesotho parliament suspended amid coup fears

The South African government has expressed concern over the unfolding political and security situation in neighbouring Lesotho after the suspension of the country's parliament.

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