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Twin #Nigeria blasts highlight frail security

Authorities have declared a 24-hour curfew in the Nigerian city of Kaduna after two blasts targeting opposition and Muslim leaders killed at least 42 people.

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CAR armed factions sign ceasefire pact

Representatives of the majority-Muslim Seleka have signed a ceasefire agreement with Christian factions to end fighting in the Central African Republic.

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#Somalia MP killed in drive-by shooting

A Somali MP renowned for her popular folk singing has been killed along with her driver in a shooting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said, in a second such incident this month.

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Sierra Leone's top #Ebola doctor gets virus

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the president's office said, as the West African outbreak claimed more victims.

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South Africa jails rhino poacher for 77 years

A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison, in a case national park rangers hope will deter other poachers.

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Nigerian city rocked by two deadly blasts

KadunaAuthorities have declared a 24-hour curfew in the Nigerian city of Kaduna after two blasts killed at least 44 people.

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Deadly suicide blast hits #Benghazi army base

At least four people have been killed in a suicide bombing at an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a security source has told Reuters news agency.

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Boko Haram attacks hometown of missing girls

At least eleven of the parents of the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped 100 days ago have died, as their hometown of Chibok is under siege, residents have reported.

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S Sudan truce crumbles amid renewed clashes

South Sudan rebels and government troops battled over the strategic town of Nasir, the United Nations has said, with rebels launching their largest offensive since an oft-broken May truce.

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'Thousands displaced' by Boko Haram assault

A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa has displaced more than 15,000 people, according to an official.

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