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Clashes force 5,000 to flee after beheading in CAR

Fresh violence in central town of Bambari comes ahead of planned presidential elections next month.

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About 200 feared dead in #Libya refugee boat disaster

Officials say 82 dead and at least 100 missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast in latest in series of disasters.

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Ethiopia races to preserve 'Africa's Jerusalem'

Archaeologists face a race against time to save 800-year-old structures crumbling away from moisture damage.

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#Nigeria marks 500 days since #Chibok girls' abduction

Relatives of more than 200 missing girls mark grim landmark amid renewed push to end rebellion in northern Nigeria.

Chibok girls

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Sierra Leone's last known #Ebola patient leaves hospital

Country joins neighbouring Liberia in countdown to being declared Ebola-free if no further case reported within 42 days.

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South Sudan president signs peace deal with rebels

President Salva Kiir signs peace deal in capital Juba to end 20-month conflict with rebels.

Salva Kiir

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UN ready to act immediately if S Sudan deal not signed

Council members express readiness to act if nation's leader fails to sign power-sharing deal with rebels on Wednesday.

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South Africa officers guilty of Mozambican man's murder

Eight officers found guilty of murdering arrested taxi driver after dragging him behind a moving police van in 2013.

South African police officers

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Car bombings in two Somali cities kill 21

Five civilians killed in the capital, after 16 soldiers die in Kismayo in suicide attack claimed by al-Shabab.

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UN says 4.5m Ethiopians will need aid after rains fail

UN says numbers who will require food aid by end of this year has surged by more than 1.5 million after failed rains.

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