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Kenya attack: 12 killed in Mandera 'by al-Shabab'

Raid targeting non-Muslims leaves 12 people dead in guest house in restive Mandera county near Somalia border.

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Al-Shabab suicide bomber hits AU base in Beledweyne

Suicide bombing of "Djiboutian military base" in central Beledweyne region is latest in a campaign of deadly attacks.

AU forces

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Burundi withdraws permits from prominent rights group

Government accuses non-profit and non-governmental organisations of stirring up hatred and tarnishing nation's image.

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Al-Shabab seizes Somali town after peacekeeper pullout

African Union forces abandon Halgan town in the Hiran region, allowing al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters to enter soon after.

Al-Shabaab

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Somali pirates free hostages held for nearly five years

Twenty-six Asian sailors, held captive in a small fishing village since 2012, were released on Saturday.

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Libyan forces free 13 foreigners from ISIL captivity

11 Eritrean female captives as well as a Turk and Egyptian are freed as the battle for the city of Sirte continues.

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Risk of famine as severe drought grips Madagascar

Hundreds of thousands of people go hungry as food shortages intensify in the world’s fourth largest island nation.

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Malawi's Peter Mutharika dismisses ill health rumours

President, 76, says he is in "excellent health", dismissing speculation of illness in first remarks after long US trip.

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Cameroon train crash: Scores killed, hundreds injured

Crowded passenger train goes off the tracks along the route that links capital Yaounde with economic hub Douala.

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At least four dead in attack on refugee boat near Libya

Armed men in a speedboat attack overcrowded dinghy, leaving at least 25 people missing off the Libyan coast.

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