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Car bomb explodes in Libya's Benghazi

A car bomb has killed one person and wounded another in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, hospital and military sources say, with neither the perpetrators nor the motive immediately clear.

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UN chief in surprise visit to Libyan capital

Libyan capitalUN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has made a surprise visit to the Libyan capital aiming to bolster talks between rival groups that have divided the North African nation with two separate parliaments and governments.

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#Ebola death toll crosses 4,000

More than 4,000 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in west Africa at the start of the year, according to the latest figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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#France destroys al-Qaeda convoy in #Niger

French troops have reportedly destroyed an al-Qaeda convoy in Niger that was transporting weapons from Libya to Mali, and also captured some of the group's fighters, the French presidency has said.

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Fierce new fighting breaks out in CAR

Clashes have broken out in the Central African Republic's capital city of Bangui in renewed violence that is said to be the worst since a United Nations force took over peacekeeping efforts from the African Union last month.

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Kenyans hail president on return from ICC

Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's president, has arrived in Nairobi to cheering crowds a day after becoming the first sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on crimes against humanity charges.

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Ebola-hit states say world response is slow

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Leaders of West African nations plagued by Ebola said the deadly virus is outpacing the world's response to it, jeapordising the future of "perhaps Africa."

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#Mali rebel attack kills UN peacekeeper

At least one United Nations peacekeeper has been killed when a joint French-UN military camp in the northern Malian town of Kidal was hit by rocket fire, the UN mission said.

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Kenyatta in The Netherlands to face charges

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in The Netherlands ahead of his appearance at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague.

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African Union forces take al-Shabab-held town

Somali soldiersSomali troops backed by African Union (AU) forces have retaken the al-Shabab stronghold of Barawe, key to the financing of the armed group.

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