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Foreigners urged to flee #Libya amid clashes

European nations have called on their citizens to leave Libya as heavy fighting between soldiers loyal to a renegade general and militias in the eastern city of Benghaz left more than 36 people dead.

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Boko Haram kidnaps wife of #Cameroon vice PM

The wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister, Amadou Ali, has been kidnapped and at least three other people have been killed in an attack by Boko Haram fighters on Ali's home in the northern town of Kolofata, officials have said.

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UN sounds urgent famine warning for S Sudan

UN aid chiefs have begged donors to increase efforts to stave off a looming famine in South Sudan, where a third of the population are in crisis after months of war.

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Village chief among dozen executed in #Nigeria

Boko Haram fighters have executed 12 people including a village chief in a remote part of northeastern Nigeria, residents have said, amid warnings of anticipated attacks by the group over Eid.

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Tunisian soldiers killed near Algeria border

Two Tunisian soldiers have been killed and six injured in a gunfight near the border with Algeria, the second such attack in less than two weeks.

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Libyan fighting leaves scores dead

At least 36 people have been killed in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, many of them civilians, in clashes between Libyan Special Forces and Islamist fighters, medical and security sources say.

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#Ebola virus spreads to #Liberia medical staff

Health workersA senior doctor working at Liberia's largest hospital has died of Ebola, becoming the first Liberian doctor to die in an outbreak the World Health Organisation (WHO) says has killed 129 people in the country.

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#Nigeria monitors borders over #Ebola death

Nigeria has placed all of its ports and borders on red alert following the discovery of its first case of Ebola in the latest deadly outbreak to hit West Africa.

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Investigators reach #Mali plane crash site

Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers have converged on an isolated patch of northern Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie passenger jet fell from the sky in a storm and apparently disintegrated on impact.

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#France to repatriate #Mali air crash victims

OuagadougouFrance is to repatriate the bodies of all 118 people who were aboard an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali, as it declared an unofficial three-day period of mourning.

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