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Rears revealed in S Africa toilet protest

Police have broken up demonstrations in Johannesburg's Soweto township after residents bared their rears in protest over the bucket toilet system.

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#Mali suicide blast kills UN peacekeepers

A suicide attack at a UN camp in northern Mali killed four Chadian peacekeepers and wounded 10 others including six peacekeepers and four Malian soldiers, the country's peacekeeping mission said.

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Deaths in #Zimbabwe mine accident

Seven miners have plunged to their deaths and several others have been injured when an elevator transporting them in a Zimbabwe gold mine snapped, a union official says.

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Suicide blast hits police post in #Benghazi

A suicide car bomb has exploded at a police station in Libya's second city, Benghazi, leaving the bomber dead and at least one police officer wounded, a security official said.

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Controversial Ugandan minister wins UN post

Uganda's Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa has been elected president of the United Nations General Assembly, despite being once implicated in corruption scandals at home and his alleged role in the enactment of Uganda's new anti-gay law.

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#Nigeria gunmen burn church and kill villagers

Gunmen have killed at least eight people and burned down a church in attacks on two villages in Nigeria's central Plateau state, a security official has said.

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S Sudan leaders agree to form new government

South Sudan's president and rebel chief have met in Addis Ababa in a bid to end six months of civil war, agreeing to forge a transitional government within a 60-day deadline, Ethiopia's prime minster says.

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Haftar launches air strikes in west Benghazi

Forces loyal to a former Libyan General have launched air strikes against three areas of the northern city of Benghazi, shortly after reports of a ceasefire deal between the renegade commander and a government crisis committee.

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Heavy fighting resumes on Rwanda-DRC border

Democratic Republic of Congo A gun battle involving heavy weapons has flared between soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwandan forces on their volatile border, local Congolese officials have said.

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Airstrikes hit Libya's Benghazi

Airstrikes have hit three areas of the Libyan city of Benghazi, shortly after reports of a ceasefire deal between former general Khalifa Haftar and a government crisis committee.

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