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Fayez al-Sarraj not hurt after convoy comes under fire

No injuries as motorcade carrying prime minister of Libya's UN-backed government comes under fire in Tripoli.

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At least 20 killed in Mogadishu market blast

Powerful blast, thought to be from a car bomb, tore through shops and food stands in Mogadishu's Madina district.

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Mugabe, 92, says Zimbabweans see no replacement for him

Leader in power since 1980 insists he will contest 2018 elections, by which time he will be 94 years old.

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South Sudan military officials quit over 'war crimes'

A brigadier general and colonel detail atrocities in damning resignation letters addressed to president.

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Adama Barrow sworn in on home soil as president

World leaders and supporters celebrate president's inauguration, marking end to tense standoff with predecessor Jammeh.

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Barrow to be officially sworn in as Gambia's president

Thousands will attend ceremony in the capital Banjul to witness the first democratic transfer of power in the country.

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Suicide bombers die in failed attack in Nigeria

Officials say incident near camp for displaced people resulted in deaths of seven people who tried to attack Maiduguri.

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UN: Soldiers kill 101 in clashes with Kamwina Nsapu

Human rights spokeswoman says death toll suggests 'disproportionate' force with at least 39 women among victims.

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Ebola epidemic fuelled by 'super-spreaders': study

Scientists say small percentage of people were the cause of most cases of Ebola virus that ravaged West Africa in 2014.

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Kenyan doctors' union officials jailed over strike

Doctors' union cancels government talks after officials are hit with 30-day jail term over strike at public hospitals.

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