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US cuts aid to #Uganda over anti-gay law

The United states has cut aid to Uganda and cancelled a military exercise in response to a law that imposes harsh penalties on homosexuality.

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#Kenya coast attack suspects shot dead

Kenya's security forces have shot dead five people suspected of involvement in attacks on the coast this week that left at least 65 people dead, the Interior Ministry said.

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#Ebola outbreak spreads as toll reaches 337

An Ebola outbreak continues to spread in three West African countries, and the death toll in the outbreak has risen to 337, the World Health Organization says.

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Life terms for Ivory Coast peacekeeper deaths

A Liberian judge has sentenced 13 men to life in prison for "mercenary activity" in neighbouring Ivory Coast, state radio has reported.

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#Libya accuses US of violating its sovereignty

Libyan government has condemned a United States operation to arrest a man suspected of masterminding a deadly raid on the US consulate in Benghazi, describing the detention as an attack on their country's sovereignty.

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Explosion rocks #Nigeria World Cup viewing

An explosion has struck a venue in the town of Damaturu in northeast Nigeria where fans had gathered to watch a World Cup football match, police say.

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Seven new #Ebola deaths reported in #Liberia

Seven people believed to have the Ebola virus have died in recent days in the first deaths reported in the Liberian capital since the outbreak began, a health official said on Tuesday.

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#Kenya arrests suspects after twin attacks

womenKenyan police have arrested "several" suspects in connection with the twin attacks on the coastal town of Mpeketoni in which at least 60 people were killed, officials have said.

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#Kenya denies al-Shabab role in attacks

Al-Shabab fighters claimed they killed at least 15 people in a second night of attacks on Kenya's coast, but the country's president said the attacks were the work of "local political networks" and gangs.

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US captures Benghazi attack key suspect

The United States has captured a key suspect linked to the deadly 2012 attack on an American consulate in Benghazi in a secret raid in Libya over the weekend, US President Barack Obama announced. 

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