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Tunisia police kill 'fighters' near Algeria

Tunisia police have shot and killed three suspected fighters and arrested six others in a raid near the Algerian border, the Tunisian government has said.

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Somalia car bomb targets African Union convoy

A convoy of the African Union's (AU) AMISOM force has been targeted by a car bomb just outside the Somali capital, witnesses and a Somali army source have said, though it was not immediately clear if there were any casualties.

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Algeria accused of protest crackdown

Algerian authorities have been deploying large numbers of police and arresting protesters to prevent demonstrations in the capital ahead of the upcoming presidential elections, Human Rights Watch said.

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US Navy SEALs board rogue Libya oil tanker

Libyan rebels managed to load crude oil onto the tanker after seizing al-Sidra port [Reuters]US Navy SEALs have boarded and taken control of an oil tanker that escaped earlier this month from a rebel-held Libyan port with armed men at the helm, the US Department of Defense said.

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Deadly bomb blast hits Libya army camp

Hospital sources said the bomb exploded as people were leaving a graduation ceremony for army officers [Reuters]A car bomb targeting a military academy in Libya's restive eastern city of Benghazi has killed at least five soldiers and wounded more than 10, military and hospital sources said.

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Scores killed in central Nigeria attacks

Gunmen have killed at least 100 people in attacks on three villages in central Nigeria, an area where long-standing disputes over land, religion and ethnicity often erupt into violence, two local government officials have said.

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Cameroon under 'anti-homosexuals apartheid'

Cameroon is suffering under an "anti-homosexuals apartheid," a lawyer who has spent a decade defending gays and lesbians in the West African nation, where same-sex relations are illegal, has said.

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Nigeria jobseeker stampede turns deadly

At least seven people were killed and dozens more were injured in Nigeria's capital Abuja after thousands of panicked jobseekers stampeded during a government recruitment drive at the national stadium.

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Libya's ousted PM says dismissal invalid

Libya's ousted prime minister has given his first interview since he left the country, saying his dismissal by the parliament was invalid as his rivals had miscounted a no-confidence vote against him.

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Kenya anti-terrorism squad gets $735 a month

Kenya's lead counter-terrorism agency has just $735 to spend in March, according to documents seen by the Associated Press news agency.

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