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Mogadishu rocked by deadly gun battles

At least 14 people were killed and more than 20 injured as heavy fighting broke out in Mogadishu after government troops launched a dawn attack on a house belonging to a former militia leader as part of a disarmament campaign, residents and officials said.

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Boko Haram abducts dozens in #Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, loading them onto trucks and driving them off, witnesses who fled the violence said.

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Korean Air suspends #Kenya flights over #Ebola

Korean Air Lines Co. is suspending flights to and from Kenya in what it says is a measure to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

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Ugandan army rescues hostages held by LRA

Ugandan troops have rescued 45 women and children held by fugitive Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels after battles with the rebels, the army said.

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Africa's last polar bear dies

A polar bear believed to be the last in Africa has died at a South African zoo, a few months after his long-time mate passed away.

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#Uganda seeks to reinstate anti-gay bill

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni wants to reinstate a divisive anti-gay law that was rejected by a court, but without tough penalties for consenting adults, a ruling party legislator has said.

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UN threatens S Sudan leaders with sanctions

UN Security Council envoys have warned South Sudan's warring leaders they would face sanctions if a civil war that has pushed the young nation to the brink of famine does not stop.

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Military wives protest Boko Haram deployment

Military wives in the restive Nigerian city of Maiduguri have taken to the streets this week, burning tyres to prevent their husbands' deployment to fight Boko Haram.

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Libyan police chief assassinated

Libya's Interior Ministry has said that the capital's police chief was killed as fighting continued for control of Tripoli airport.

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US 'to send' untested #Ebola drug to #Liberia

Liberia has said it will receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug to treat infected doctors in the West African country.

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