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UNICEF: Boko Haram use of child bombers soars

At least 83 children, mostly girls, used by the armed group in suicide attacks this year, says the UN agency.

human bombs

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Guinea: Several buried alive in rubbish dump collapse

Rescue team search for survivors after landslide on a rubbish landfill on the outskirts of Conakry kills at least eight.

Guinea

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Angola to elect new president as dos Santos retires

Millions of Angolans to cast their votes on Wednesday as 74-year-old, who has ruled for 38-years, leaves office.

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos

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Tensions in Togo as anti-Gnassingbe rally turns deadly

Thousands protesting against 50-year ruling dynasty call for the reinstatement of constitution limiting terms.

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Muhammadu Buhari addresses nation on return from UK

In televised speech on his return from long medical leave in London, Muhammadu Buhari sidesteps details of his illness.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari

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Online rhino horn auction set to open in South Africa

Breeders say open trade will stop poachers slaughtering rhino but activists say legal sales could fuel illegal hunting.

John Hume's Rhino Ranch

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Latest CAR clashes leave 13 people dead

The clashes took place in Bria between a majority Muslim rebel group and a predominantly Christian armed group.

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Sierra Leone: Death toll from landslide nears 500

Government calls for 10,000 people to evacuate as more than 600 remain missing after devastating flooding.

landslide and flooding that hit Sierra Leone

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West African and French leaders launch Sahel force

New force, meant to be operational soon, will be deployed in the region along with a 12,000-strong UN mission in Mali.

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Uganda's Museveni re-elected amid controversy

Veteran leader declared winner with 60 percent of votes in election marred by violence and allegations of ballot fraud.

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Many Zimbabweans have expressed shock on social media after President Robert Mugabe ended a much-expected national address on Sunday without announcing his resignation. 

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