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Burundi urged to accept African Union peacekeepers

Burundi says proposed force is a violation of sovereignty and no troops will enter the country without permission.

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Two drown as hundreds of migrants swim to Ceuta

At least 200 had set out for the Spanish enclave from Morocco in desperate attempt to reach European shores.

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Scores feared dead in Nigeria gas tanker fire

At least 100 people queuing to refill gas tankers ahead of Christmas reported to have died, with many also injured.

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CAR postpones crucial election over technical concerns

Polls delayed to December 30 to allow officials to conclude training of electoral agents and distribute voting material.

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South Sudan president creates 28 new states

Salva Kiir names new governors, in a move that could threaten a peace deal signed in August to end a two-year civil war.

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UN Security Council endorses #Libya unity deal

National unity government hoped to provide Libyans with a "prosperous and stable future" after years of instability.

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#Somalia and #Brunei ban Christmas celebrations

Governments of both countries prohibit public festivities saying they could damage the Muslim faith.

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Nigerian army accused of 'unjustified' Shia killings

Soldiers fire on unarmed children without provocation before unwarranted raids in Zaria town, Human Rights Watch says.

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#Burundi: New rebel group formed to oust president

Republican Forces of Burundi leader pledges to forcefully remove President Nkrunziza from power as instability deepens.

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One million children forced out of school in #Nigeria

More than 2,000 schools in Nigeria and neighbouring countries closed over Boko Haram conflict, UN finds.

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