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Bomb kills six Somalis in capital Mogadishu

Attack targeting security forces kills at least five soldiers and wounds a dozen others with al-Shabab group suspected.

Somali soldiers

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UN: South Sudan on brink of ethnic civil war

Rights commission urges international community to take immediate action in South Sudan to avoid "all-out ethnic war".

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UN: The Gambia President Jammeh must step aside

UN's regional envoy said Yahya Jammeh would be "strongly sanctioned" if he tries to stay in power despite election loss.

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Gambia troops take over electoral commission offices

Independent Electoral Commission targeted in latest move following Jammeh's rejection of defeat and call for new vote.

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African leaders head to Gambia for mediation talks

West African heads of states to arrive to Banjul to ask President Jammeh to step down, according to Senegalese official.

President Jammeh

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Jailed journalist Mohamed Tamalt dies in coma

British-Algerian Mohamed Tamalt, convicted of insulting President Bouteflika, dies after three months in coma.

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Church collapses in Uyo, killing dozens of Nigerians

At least 60 people killed after church roof came crashing down on worshippers in southern city of Uyo, officials say.

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Kenya fuel tanker explosion kills more than 30

Witnesses describe massive fireball engulfing vehicles after tanker crashed on a major highway in Naivasha town.

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Al-Shabab attack at Mogadishu port kills dozens

At least 29 people killed after car bomber struck a police complex and entrance of largest port in Somali capital.

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Adama Barrow urges Yahya Jammeh to accept defeat

Appeal by Barrow followed by unanimous statement by UN Security Council calling for transfer of power with undue delay.

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