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Rwandan genocide convict's appeal rejected

The UN tribunal on Rwanda has upheld a 30-year jail term for former army chief Augustin Bizimungu for his role in the 1994 genocide during which he called for the murder of minority Tutsis.

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Two Tunisians abducted in #Libya freed

A Tunisian diplomat and a fellow embassy staffer abducted in Libya earlier this year have been freed by their abductors after months in captivity.

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Deadly attacks on #Nigeria churches

At least 30 people have been killed in Nigeria after rebels attacked a series of churches in two villages near Chibok, the northeastern town where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in April, survivors have said.

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Several killed in #Nigeria brothel blast

An explosion in a brothel in the northeastern Nigerian city of Bauchi has killed 11 people and wounded 28, police have said.

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#Sudan rebels clash with army in S Kordofan

Sudanese troops and rebels have been engaged in heavy fighting near the South Kordofan state capital Kadugli, both sides said, with rebel shells landing inside the town.

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Libyan denies US charges over #Benghazi attack

Ahmed Abu KhattalahA Libyan man has denied he was involved in a 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, during his first appearance before a US court since his capture.

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#Sudan apostasy woman given US embassy refuge

A Sudanese woman facing death threats after her apostasy death sentence was overturned has been given refuge at the US embassy in Khartoum, the woman's husband said.

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#Benghazi consulate attack suspect lands in US

Benghazi consulateA Libyan man accused of leading the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi has arrived in the US and is due to face his first court appearance, US officials have said.

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CAR's rival factions prepare for peace talks

The two main factions in the Central African Republic's conflict have taken a tentative step towards ending violence that has killed thousands and forced more than a million people to flee their homes.

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#Ebola 'threatens more West African nations'

West African nations including Mali, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Guinea Bissau should prepare for the arrival the deadly Ebola virus, the World Health Organisation said.

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