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More than dozen killed in fresh CAR violence

At least 18 people have been killed since Saturday in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui as a result of clashes involving armed groups and foreign peacekeepers, medical staff and residents said.

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Nearly 100 dead in DR Congo boat accident

At least 98 people have died after a boat capsized at the weekend on Lake Albert, which lies between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said.

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US aircraft to aid hunt for LRA chief Kony

The US is sending military aircraft as well as an increased number of troops to Uganda to assist in the hunt for Joseph Kony, the fugitive Ugandan leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). 

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Nigeria police open probe into torture house

Nigerian police have opened a murder investigation after the discovery of rotting bodies, skeletons and people shackled with leg-chains in an abandoned building in Ibadan.

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Kenya gunmen open fire on church service

Two gunmen stormed a church near the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa and opened fire on worshippers, killing five people and wounding 20 others, police officials said.

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Deadly bomb blast hits Nigeria marketplace

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have detonated a bomb in a crowded marketplace in northeastern Nigeria killing at least 20 people, witnesses said.

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Presidential campaign kicks off in Algeria

Campaigning for Algeria's April 17 presidential election has begun as criticism mounts of a bid by incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika to clinch a fourth term despite concerns over his health.

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Ebola alert grips Guinea and Sierra Leone

Ebola has killed at least 59 people in Guinea and there are fears the virus may have spread to neighbouring Sierra Leone, world health officials have said.

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US navy hands rogue oil tanker back to Libya

The US navy has handed over to Libyan authorities an oil tanker it intercepted after the vessel took to sea with crude illegally loaded at a rebel-held port, the US embassy in Libya said.

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Guinea confirms Ebola as source of epidemic

Guinea has identified the Ebola virus as the source of a highly contagious epidemic raging through its southern forests, as the death toll rose to 34.

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