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UN: Indications of war crimes in #Libya

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has said that there were indications of war crimes being committed in Libya, warning that the strife-torn country was "on the wrong path".

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#MSF says new strategy needed to fight #Ebola

The medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders has called for a change of strategy in the fight against Ebola in Liberia, urging donors to finance rapid-response teams rather than huge isolation units.

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#Zambia bids final goodbye to Michael Sata

Zambians are paying their final respects to President Michael Sata with a funeral procession in the capital Lusaka getting under way.

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S African puppet gagged for 'hate speech'

South Africa's favourite puppet Chester Missing has been gagged by a court order.

Missing, a familiar face on South African television, and known for asking the country's politicians daring questions, was gagged on Monday by a court order filed by white singer Steve Hofmeyr for offensive tweets.

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Nigeria's Jonathan announces re-election bid

Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria's president has formally declared that he will seek a second term of office at next year's general election, just a day after a suicide bomber killed nearly 50 people in the country's northeast.

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South Africa police probe Zuma for corruption

South African police have launched an investigation into corruption allegations linked to President Jacob Zuma's $24m state-funded upgrade of his house, according to parliamentary papers.

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Suicide bomber kills 47 at #Nigeria school

Potiskum General Hospital

At least 47 people, most of them students, have been killed after an explosion ripped through a secondary school in northeast Nigeria, as students gathered for morning assembly before classes began.

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Rebels accuse South Sudan of breaking truce

South Sudanese rebels have accused the government of violating their latest ceasefire deal, just hours after both sides pledged to end almost a year of fighting.

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Man stabs #Sudan presidential guards to death

An attacker with a knife has killed two soldiers guarding a gate at Sudan's presidential palace before being shot dead by other troops, the president's press secretary has said.

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Libyan airspace being 'frequently violated'

The Libyan armed forces allied to the recently revived government says it has detected a reoccurring violation of its airspace by cargo planes it said were carrying weapons to armed groups from Belarus.

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