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Barrow to be officially sworn in as Gambia's president

Thousands will attend ceremony in the capital Banjul to witness the first democratic transfer of power in the country.

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Suicide bombers die in failed attack in Nigeria

Officials say incident near camp for displaced people resulted in deaths of seven people who tried to attack Maiduguri.

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UN: Soldiers kill 101 in clashes with Kamwina Nsapu

Human rights spokeswoman says death toll suggests 'disproportionate' force with at least 39 women among victims.

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Ebola epidemic fuelled by 'super-spreaders': study

Scientists say small percentage of people were the cause of most cases of Ebola virus that ravaged West Africa in 2014.

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Kenyan doctors' union officials jailed over strike

Doctors' union cancels government talks after officials are hit with 30-day jail term over strike at public hospitals.

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Six journalists arrested over 'false news' on mutiny

Journalist and media owners held for 'spreading false information' about a mutiny by security forces, officials say.

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Guterres defends choice of Palestinian as Libya envoy

UN chief says former Palestinian PM Fayyad was 'the right person for the right job at the right moment'.

Antonio Guterres

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Amnesty accuses Tunisia security forces of abuses

Tunisia denies policy of torture by state forces after group says rise in 'brutal tactics' threatens democratic reforms.

Tunisia's security forces

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US moves to block Salam Fayyad as UN Libya envoy

United States says acting in the interests of Israel as it objects to appointment of former Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.

Salam Fayyad

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UN: Refugees from South Sudan cross 1.5m mark

UNHCR appeals to government and rebels to find political solution to crisis as more than 1.5 million flee country.

South Sudanese refugees

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