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#Mali coup leader faces possible death penalty

The leader of Mali’s 2012 coup, General Amadou Sanogo, could face the death penalty after a new charge was laid against him following the discovery of the bodies of soldiers who opposed his rise to power, officials have said.

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S Sudan rebels say closing in on oil fields

Rebels in South Sudan said they were closing in on key oil fields and two state capitals, predicting an imminent collapse of the government.

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US and France press UN for S Sudan sanctions

France and the US have called for the United Nations Security Council to consider sanctions against South Sudan over spiralling violence in the country's civil war.

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Dozens killed in DR Congo train crash

At least 37 people have died in a train crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo's southeast, according to a government spokesman.

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US condemns South Sudan massacre as horrific

US has called the massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan an "abomination"The US has called the massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan an "abomination" and appealed to rebel and government leaders to condemn those responsible and bring them to justice.

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Parliament member killed in #Somalia attack

Armed men have assassinated a Somali parliamentarian, police and witnesses say, the second such killing in 24 hour.

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S Sudan rebel leader rejects massacre claims

Riek Machar says his forces were not behind the killing of hundredsSouth Sudan's rebel commander Riek Machar has said his forces were not behind the massacre of hundreds of people in the contested town of Bentiu.

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#CAR violence leaves unarmed people dead

A witness has said fighting between a Christian militia and French soldiers in Central African Republic has left several people dead, including some who appeared unarmed.

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'Hundreds' taken from #Nigeria school

The actual number of girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week is 234, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials, parents have told the state governor.

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Somali MP killed in car bomb attack

A Somali politician has been killed and another wounded in a car bomb attack in Mogadishu, the prime minister has said.

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