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First Mandela Day observed worldwide

People around the world have paid homage to the memory of Nelson Mandela by volunteering 67 minutes of their time for the common good to mark the anti-apartheid activist's birthday.

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#Ethiopia charges journalists with 'terrorism'

A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists held in jail for nearly three months have been charged with terrorism for having links to an outlawed group and for planning attacks, a judge said.

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Gunmen kill Tunisian soldiers near Algeria

At least 14 Tunisian soldiers have been reported killed and 20 wounded after gunmen attacked military checkpoints near the Algerian border, the ministry of defence said.

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#Libya rebels attack Tripoli's main airport

Several shells have hit the terminal of Libya's main airport as rival armed groups fought in Tripoli for a fifth straight day, and gunmen assassinated a female politician in the country’s east.

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#Kenya governor tried over Lamu massacres

The governor of Kenya's coastal region of Lamu has appeared in court on allegations of links to a spate of massacres, with the prosecution requesting more time to complete investigations.

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Tripoli airport under fire for fourth day

Tripoli international airportTripoli international airport has come under rocket fire for a fourth straight day, as rival armed groups battled for control of the facility in the Libyan capital.

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UN: Seven million people need aid in #Sudan

Almost seven million people in Sudan are in urgent need of aid after the influx of refugees from the conflicts in Darfur and South Sudan worsened the crisis in the African nation, the UN said.

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#Ebola death toll passes 600 in West Africa

The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported from three countries in the region in the last week alone, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

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Zintan militia in control of #Libya airport

Tripoli's airportFighters from Libya's Zintan militia, armed with anti-aircraft guns and mortars, have fanned out across Tripoli's airport, transformed into a battlefield by two days of fighting that has cut the capital off from the outside world.

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Rocket hits airport in Libyan capital

Several rockets have reportedly hit the airport in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, where fighting between rival armed groups has been raging since Sunday.

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