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Al-Shabab says ex-Somali MP was suicide bomber

Salah Nuh Ismail and second attacker targeted AU peacekeeping force's main base on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people.

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UN warns South Sudan's Kiir over Machar replacement

Political appointments must be consistent with last year's peace deal, UN says after Deng's appointment vice president.

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South Sudan's Salva Kiir replaces Riek Machar

Appointment of General Taban Deng in place of Riek Machar threatens to reignite civil war in Africa's youngest nation.

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Winter cold brings floods and snow to South Africa

Winter proper has arrived in South Africa, bringing floods to KwaZulu-Natal and snow to Free State and the Eastern Cape.

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Libya: 87 refugee bodies wash up on beach

Bodies began washing up on the city's beach west of Tripoli on Friday, but more have since been found, official says.

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Al-Shabab bombs target African Union troops in Somalia

At least 13 people killed in attack that targeted base used by AU troops near main airport in capital Mogadishu.

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Nigeria lifts headscarf ban in Lagos schools

Nigerian groups welcome court ruling that lifts ban on girls wearing the headscarf in government schools in Lagos state.

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South Sudan opposition replaces missing leader Machar

Government accepts decision to install rebels' chief negotiator Taban Deng as leader, but Machar rejects the move.

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S. Sudan: Kiir gives Machar ultimatum to return to Juba

South Sudan's Vice President and former rebel leader Riek Machar has accused President Kiir of plotting against him.

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Mali: Up to 20 dead as fighting threatens peace deal

Pro-government militia and Tuareg rebels clash in northern town of Kidal, raising fears for a fraying peace agreement.

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