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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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Gambians vote in first post-Jammeh parliamentary poll

West African country holding its first legislative election since the departure of long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh.

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South Africa's ANC stands by President Jacob Zuma

ANC rejects calls for President Jacob Zuma to resign over controversial sacking of finance minister Pravin Gordhan.

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Morocco's king names new coalition government

Appointments come after new prime minister agreed to form government with five parties, ending a political deadlock.

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South Sudanese troops accused of civilian 'slaughter'

Refugees allege government forces slit throats, shot civilians, and ran down children in Uganda border town attack.

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South Africa's Cosatu urges Zuma to step down

Largest trade union demands president's resignation amid criticism of his removal of finance minister and handling of economy.

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Sudanese force accused of torturing journalists

Amnesty says British filmmaker and translator were tortured after investigating alleged chemical attack in Darfur.

Sudan's Rapid Support Forces

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Somalia: Seven killed in Mogadishu car bombing

A massive blast outside a coffee shop in Somalia's capital kills at least seven as a series of attacks continues.

Mogadishu car bombing

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Somali pirates hijack Indian commercial ship

Latest attack highlights increased piracy in the region after Somali pirates hijacked an oil tanker last month.

Somali pirates

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