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New army chief survives deadly Mogadishu bomb blast

At least 15 people are killed in bomb blast near Somalia's defence ministry, in an attack claimed by al-Shabab.

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Muted start to election campaigning in Algeria

The May 4 parliamentary poll will be the first since the legislature adopted landmark constitution reforms last year.

campaigning in Algeria

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Kabila names Bruno Tshibala new DRC prime minister

Announcement likely to further divide the president's opponents in a country that has been rocked by violence.

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Thousands march in South Africa to demand Zuma resign

Largely peaceful protests come as a second ratings agency downgrades the country's debt rating to 'junk' status.

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UN: Army attack prompts mass exodus from South Sudan

Troops 'slaughtered civilians like animals' refugees say as thousands flee to neighbouring Uganda.

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At least 19 people killed by land mine in Somalia

Minibus runs over explosive device in Somalia's Lower Shebelle region, killing passengers including women and children.

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The Gambia holds historic post-Jammeh election

Turnout was reportedly low, but many Gambians still see Thursday's parliamentary poll as a positive step for democracy.

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Six stories you may have missed amid US strike in Syria

A round-up of news stories from around the world that may have been blindsided by a US attack on a Syrian airbase.

Adama Barrow

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4 killed as Libyan coastguard battles people-smugglers

Two suspected human traffickers also arrested and one missing after deadly firefight on the Mediterranean Sea.

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Somalia leader declares country a 'war zone'

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has instructed the army to prepare a new offensive against al-Shabab.

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