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Mali PM and government quits after six months

Mali's prime minister and his entire government has resigned after less than six months in office, according to a presidential statement, with no explanation given.

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Two Italian priests kidnapped in Cameroon

Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun have been kidnapped by gunmen in northern Cameroon, Italy's foreign ministry and media reports said, in the latest kidnapping incident targeting Christian clergy in the African country.

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Mob attacks Guinea Ebola treatment centre

An angry crowd attacked a treatment centre in Guinea where staff from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) were working to contain an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, forcing it to shut down, a spokesman for the medical charity said.

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Kagame accuses France over Rwanda genocide

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has once again accused France of "participating" in the 1994 genocide in an interview to mark the 20th anniversary of the mass killings.

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US issues fresh Kenya travel warning

The US State Department warned American citizens of the risks of travel to Kenya, after heightened threats and recent violence in some areas of the East African country.

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Mali identifies first possible cases of Ebola

Mali said it had identified its first possible cases of Ebola since the start of an outbreak in neighbouring Guinea, adding to fears that the deadly virus was spreading across West Africa.

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Uganda police raid project that assists gays

Ugandan police have raided the offices of a United States-funded project known to offer AIDS services to homosexuals, a government spokesman said.

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Kenya firebrand cleric's death sparks protest

Kenyan police and Muslim youths have clashed in Mombasa following Friday prayers, witnesses said, days after a firebrand Muslim cleric was gunned down in the port city.

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UN: Chad soldiers killed 30 in CAR

Chadian soldiers killed 30 civilians and seriously wounded more than 300 in an indiscriminate attack on a market on March 29 in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, a spokesman for the UN human rights office said.

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Liberia finds Ebola case unrelated to Guinea

Liberia is dealing with its first suspected Ebola case, which is thought to be unconnected to the epidemic raging in Guinea and to have originated separately within its borders.

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