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Three UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

More than 100 soldiers have died in recent months in Mali, making it the most deadly United Nations mission to date.

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Calls for government of national unity in Lesotho

Deputy PM says no need for present government to be removed calling for stability in the country and a unity government.

Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili

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Civilians killed as soldiers clash over Somalia aid

At least 14 killed in clashes after soldiers attempt to steal food sacks meant for drought-stricken refugees in Baidoa.

Somalia aid

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Boko Haram stages deadly attacks in Maiduguri

Attacks in Maiduguri city occurred while soldiers were trying to repel another group of Boko Haram fighters.

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Storm kills several, displaces thousands in Cape Town

Winter storm unleashes heavy rain and wind on South African city, displacing thousands already coping with drought.

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Casualties after al-Shabab attack Puntland army base

Gun battle in military base in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region kills at least 70 soldiers.

Al-Shabab

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Authorities stifle women's protest in Morocco's Rif

Police officers encircled female protesters and prevented others from joining a protest by Hirak movement in Al-Hoceima.

women's protest

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Lesotho probes soldiers' presence near polling stations

Electoral commission says presence of armed soldiers intimidated some voters and surprised observers.

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Above a million disabled people at risk in South Sudan

HRW urges UN to assist disabled people, who are increasingly becoming vulnerable to violence in South Sudan’s civil war.

South Sudanese are internally displaced

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Lesotho: Voting under way in third election since 2012

Snap election is seen as a two-horse race between old rivals Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili and Thomas Thabane.

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