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US Navy SEALs board rogue Libya oil tanker

Libyan rebels managed to load crude oil onto the tanker after seizing al-Sidra port [Reuters]US Navy SEALs have boarded and taken control of an oil tanker that escaped earlier this month from a rebel-held Libyan port with armed men at the helm, the US Department of Defense said.

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Deadly bomb blast hits Libya army camp

Hospital sources said the bomb exploded as people were leaving a graduation ceremony for army officers [Reuters]A car bomb targeting a military academy in Libya's restive eastern city of Benghazi has killed at least five soldiers and wounded more than 10, military and hospital sources said.

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Scores killed in central Nigeria attacks

Gunmen have killed at least 100 people in attacks on three villages in central Nigeria, an area where long-standing disputes over land, religion and ethnicity often erupt into violence, two local government officials have said.

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Cameroon under 'anti-homosexuals apartheid'

Cameroon is suffering under an "anti-homosexuals apartheid," a lawyer who has spent a decade defending gays and lesbians in the West African nation, where same-sex relations are illegal, has said.

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Nigeria jobseeker stampede turns deadly

At least seven people were killed and dozens more were injured in Nigeria's capital Abuja after thousands of panicked jobseekers stampeded during a government recruitment drive at the national stadium.

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Libya's ousted PM says dismissal invalid

Libya's ousted prime minister has given his first interview since he left the country, saying his dismissal by the parliament was invalid as his rivals had miscounted a no-confidence vote against him.

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Kenya anti-terrorism squad gets $735 a month

Kenya's lead counter-terrorism agency has just $735 to spend in March, according to documents seen by the Associated Press news agency.

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Mugabe vows clampdown on corruption

Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, has vowed to crackdown on corruption involving high-profile state officials following recent damning exposures of corrution, including at the national airline.

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Ukraine crisis 'thwarting' CAR efforts

The Ukraine crisis is hampering the European Union's plans to send troops to Central African Republic because nervous eastern European countries want to keep their troops at home rather than send them to Africa, according to diplomatc sources.

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French strike 'kills Mali rebel commander'

French air strikes in the mountains of northern Mali have killed Oumar Ould Hamaha, a rebel fighter known as Red Beard who was the subject of a $3m US bounty, a Malian military source said.

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