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DR Congo arrests opposition leader

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrested a senior opposition legislator, a day after he took part in a rally that was held to oppose extension of presidential terms limits, his party said.

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New #Nigeria videos 'show military abuses'

Graphic new video footage from northeastern Nigeria shows the country's military carrying out abuses against civilians as part of their fight against the armed group Boko Haram, human rights group Amnesty International has said.

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S Sudan peace talks resume as famine looms

South Sudan government negotiators and rebel representatives have met for a fifth round of peace talks since fighting broke out in the world's newest country in December.

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#China investigates Canadian couple for spying

China is investigating two Canadians who ran a coffee shop on the Chinese border with North Korea for suspected theft of state secrets involving military and national defence research, the official Xinhua news agency said.

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Al-Shabab claims Somali police chief killing

Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab rebels have claimed responsibility for the suicide explosion that killed a senior police chief in the north of the war-torn country, the latest in a string of attacks.

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#Nigeria #Ebola doctor contracts the virus

A doctor in the Nigerian city of Lagos who treated a Liberian victim of Ebola has contracted the virus, the second confirmed case in sub-Saharan Africa's largest city, authorities said.

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New Libyan parliament urges unity

armed-groupsLibya's newly elected parliament called for national unity at its first formal session on Monday, as rival armed factions battled for dominance of a country struggling to hold itself together three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

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Emirates suspends #Guinea flights over #Ebola

Dubai carrier Emirates has become the first major international airline to impose a ban in response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa by suspending flights to Guinea.

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Somali bombing leaves city workers dead

At least three women have been killed and seven others wounded in the Somali capital after a remotely detonated bomb exploded in a busy market, police and witnesses say.

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Scores die in gun battles in Libyan capital

Armed groupsA day of fighting in the weeks-long battle for control of the international airport in the capital Tripoli has killed at least 22 people, Libya's interim government says.

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