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Nigeria's Jonathan picks allies as ministers

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan appointed four close allies as ministers on Wednesday, with sources saying two of them would shore up his power base in the largely Muslim north where opposition to him is strongest.

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South Sudan president asks to revive talks

South Sudan's president has called on rebels to resume peace talks as the country marked its third birthday with celebrations overshadowed by fighting that has killed thousands and brought it to the verge of famine.

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Somali troops retake presidential palace

Somali troops have retaken the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu after al-Shabab fighters forced their way in and exchanged heavy gunfire with soldiers and guards.

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Fighting rages at Somali presidential palace

Heavy fighting has been raging inside Somalia's presidential palace after at least five suspected al-Shabab fighters stormed the complex in the capital, Mogadishu.

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Rally in Nairobi urges Kenyatta's resignation

Thousands of people have rallied in Kenya's capital against President Uhuru Kenyatta's rule, with some calling for him to step down because he had failed to improve the lives of Kenyans more than a year after he came to office.

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Presidential aide named Senegal's new PM

A close aide to Senegal's president, has been named the country's new prime minister, two days after the resignation of his predecessor Aminata Toure.

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#Libya scraps results from 24 polling stations

Libya's electoral commission has announced that it was scrapping the results from 24 polling stations due to fraud committed during last month's parliamentary elections for which voting took place at 1,600 stations.

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#Uganda army says killed 41 on DRC border

Ugandan troops have killed 41 in a major battle with gunmen in the western district of Bundibuguyo near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda's army spokesman said.

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At least 29 people killed in #Kenya attacks

Gunmen killed at least 29 people in two separate attacks in coastal Kenya overnight, the interior ministry said.

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#Nigeria kills suspected Boko Haram fighters

Nigeria's military is claiming to have killed dozens of Boko Haram fighters while repelling an attack on a military base in the northeast of the country.

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