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#Kenya arrests suspects after twin attacks

womenKenyan police have arrested "several" suspects in connection with the twin attacks on the coastal town of Mpeketoni in which at least 60 people were killed, officials have said.

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#Kenya denies al-Shabab role in attacks

Al-Shabab fighters claimed they killed at least 15 people in a second night of attacks on Kenya's coast, but the country's president said the attacks were the work of "local political networks" and gangs.

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US captures Benghazi attack key suspect

The United States has captured a key suspect linked to the deadly 2012 attack on an American consulate in Benghazi in a secret raid in Libya over the weekend, US President Barack Obama announced. 

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S Sudan's warring sides boycott peace talks

South Sudan's warring forces have boycotted a new round of peace talks to protest against being accused of seeking a military solution to the conflict, mediators say.

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Mali's armed groups accept dialogue plan

Three armed groups from northern Mali have agreed to begin peace talks with the government aimed at resolving long-standing disputes in the country.

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#Al-Shabab claims deadly #Kenya attack

Somalia-based group says attacks will continueThe Somalia-based armed group al-Shabab has said it carried out a deadly attack on a town in Kenya in which 48 people were killed and several buildings burned down.

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Hotels targeted in deadly #Kenya attack

At least 48 deaths reported as armed men raid three hotelsAt least 48 people have been killed after suspected al-Shabab armed fighters attacked Mpeketoni, a coastal town in Kenya's Lamu county, and set fire to three hotels and a police station, reports say.

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Libya's Benghazi rocked by fierce fighting

Libya's BenghaziAt least four people have been killed in clashes in Benghazi between forces loyal to the former general Khalifa Haftar and fighters he has declared as "terrorists".

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UN: S Sudan children face hunger death

More than 50,000 children in South Sudan face death from disease and hunger, the United Nations has warned while seeking over $1bn to support those hit by six months of civil war.

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#Tunisia parties agree on election timetable

Tunisia's political parties have agreed to hold legislative, and then presidential, elections in 2014, a mediator has said, the first agreement on an electoral timetable after months of delays.

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