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#Niger women arrested over baby traffcking

The wives of two prominent officials have been arrested in Niger following the dismantling of an alleged baby-trafficking ring this week, according to a police source.

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Libyans mourn rights activist amid turmoil

Salwa BugaighisEvening vigils have been called across Libya to commemorate the life of one of the country's leading human-rights figures, Salwa Bugaighis, killed by armed men in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday.

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Governor of Kenya's Lamu held over attacks

Kenya's eastThe governor of Lamu county in Kenya has been arrested in connection with three recent attacks in which at least 65 people were killed, according to police.

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Libyan human rights activist shot dead

Human rights activist Salwa Bugaighis has been shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in the restive east Libyan city of Benghazi, hospital and security sources said.

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#Mauritania runner up rejects election results

A candidate who came second in Mauritania's June 21 presidential election rejected results announced by the national election commission, contending that fraud and irregularities marred the voting.

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Deadly blast hits market in #Nigeria capital

AbujaAn explosion has hit a crowded shopping centre in Nigeria's capital Abuja, killing at least 19 people and wounding 52 others, a government official say.

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Libyans vote for new parliament

voteLibyans voted for a new national parliament on Wednesday in a sombre atmosphere very different from the festivities seen in their first democratic elections two years ago.

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#Sudan rearrests woman released from death row

Sudanese authorities have re-arrested a Sudanese woman just hours after she was freed from death row, according to a security source and her lawyer.

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'Several dead' in #Kenya coast attack

Five people have been killed by unknown attackers in a village on Kenya's coast near Mpeketoni town, where at least 65 people died in attacks last week, according to a government official.

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More than a dozen killed in CAR attack

A militia has attacked a Muslim village in the Central African Republic and killed 18 people, according to residents of the nearby city of Bambari.

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