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Activists arrested in Kinshasa pro-democracy event

At least 40 activists still detained after security forces conduct sweep at US arranged pro-democracy event in DR Congo.

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#Uganda to send medics abroad despite aid-cut threat

Prospect of losing Belgium development money fails to deter East African nation from going ahead with transfer plan.

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Sierra Leone denies vice president's life is in danger

The ruling All People's Congress party denies threatening the life of Sam-Sumana who has sought asylum from the US.

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Sierra Leone vice president seeks asylum at US embassy

Samuel Sam-Sumana, who was expelled from APC party this month, says he made request after soldiers surrounded his home.

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#Nigeria acknowledges presence of foreign mercenaries

Government says foreign contractors provide training and technical support in fight against Boko Haram.

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#Nigeria 'using foreign mercenaries' against Boko Haram

Hundreds of fighters reportedly brought in to boost fight against armed group ahead of March 28 general elections.

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US drone strike targets #Kenya mall attack 'mastermind'

Al-Shabab fighter alleged to have planned Westgate Mall attack in 2013 reportedly killed after drone hits his car.

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South Africa claims first successful penis transplant

Doctors in Cape Town say patient has regained all urinary and reproductive functions after ground-breaking operation.

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#Tanzania arrests witchdoctors over attacks on albinos

At least 200 people detained during special operation linked to wave of attacks and murders of albinos.

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#ISIL 'accepts Boko Haram's pledge of allegiance'

Audio recording posted on ISIL-affiliated websites lauds "expansion of caliphate to West Africa".

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