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Libyan court rules elected parliament illegal

Libyan courtLibya's Supreme Court has announced the dissolution of the UN-backed elected parliament, which has taken refuge in the eastern city of Tobruk, while another parliament vying for legitimacy is stationed in the capital Tripoli.

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#ECOWAS presses Burkina Faso on civilian rule

The presidents of Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal have urged Burkina Faso to appoint a transitional government to guide the country to elections next year following the overthrow of longtime ruler Blaise Compaore last week.

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Muslim religious leader killed in #Kenya

A moderate Kenyan Muslim religious leader, who supported government efforts to stamp out rhetoric of armed al-Shabab group, has been killed by unknown assailants, according to Kenyan police.

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African leaders tackle Burkina Faso crisis

African leaders are meeting to pressure the Burkina Faso army into keeping its promise to hand power back to civilians within a fortnight after the fall of president Blaise Compaore.

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#DRC minister appeals for calm after unrest

The defence minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo has appealed to panic-striken civilians in the country's east not to form militias to protect themselves after a string of massacres by suspected Ugandan rebels.

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#Ebola quarantines violated in search of food

Ebola quarantinesThousands of people in Sierra Leone are being forced to violate Ebola quarantines to find food because deliveries are not reaching them, aid agencies say.

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Riots force reinstatement of Zambian official

Edgar Lungu, Zambia's ruling party's secretary-general, has been reinstated after his dismissal triggered riots in the capital Lusaka.

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Fighting rages in Libya's Benghazi

Fierce fighting between the Libyan army and fighters belonging to armed groups in the city of Benghazi has killed at least 13 people, residents have said.

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Burkina Faso army says it will cede power

Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac ZidaBurkina Faso's army will cede power to a transitional government and appoint a new head of state, Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida, the country's interim president, has said.

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#Namibia court upholds sterilisation verdict

Namibia's Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that health workers sterilised HIV-positive women without their consent.

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