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Deadly car bomb attack at Nigerian bus stop

A car bomb has exploded at a crowded bus stop in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe, killing at least eight people and wounding 34 others, witnesses have said.

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South African peacekeepers ambushed in #Sudan

Two South African peacekeepers were wounded when gunmen opened fire on their patrol in Sudan's troubled Darfur region.

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Nigerian president confirms re-election bid

Nigeria's president has confirmed he will run in next year's presidential election, despite widespread anger at his handling of the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haram.

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Army chief takes power in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Blaise Compaore, the president of Burkina Faso, has been forced to leave power after days of protests by tens of thousands of people calling for his ousting.

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Burkina Faso declares state of emergency

Burkina Faso's president has declared a state of emergency, after tens of thousands of people took the streets, setting parliament ablaze in violence that left at least one person dead.

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#Tunisia results confirm Nidaa Tounes win

Tunisia's leading secular party Nidaa Tounes has won 85 seats in the new 217-member parliament after Sunday's election, while Islamist party Ennahda secured 69 seats, according to results released by electoral authorities on Thursday.

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Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze in protest

Burkina Faso's capitalAnti-government protesters in Burkina Faso have set parliament ablaze in a surge of violence that forced the government to at least temporarily scrap a vote on constitutional amendments that would allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year rule.

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#WHO: #Ebola appears to be slowing in #Liberia

Liberia may be seeing a decline in the spread of Ebola, with falls in the number of burials and new admissions as well as a plateau in laboratory-confirmed cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

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Spike in Eritreans fleeing into #Ethiopia

Over 200 Eritrean refugees are crossing the heavily fortified and dangerous border into neighbouring Ethiopia daily, the United Nations said in a report noting a "spike" in those fleeing.

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UN #Ebola effort faces 'information challenge'

Authorities are having trouble figuring out how many more people are getting Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone and where the hotspots are in those countries, according to the UN's top Ebola official in West Africa.

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