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Al-Shabab storms Kenyan village near Garissa

Yumbis, 70km north of city where 148 people were killed in university siege, raided by Somalia-based armed group.

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Anti-government protests rock Burundi's capital

At least two demonstrators killed in clashes between protesters and police in Bujumbura as political unrest continues.

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South Sudan fighting surge sparks fears of catastrophe

UN says intense South Sudan fighting in town of Melut is creating an "entirely man-made catastrophe."

Upper Nile

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French special forces 'kill al-Qaeda leader in #Mali'

'Abdelkrim the Tuareg,' suspected of killing French citizens, among four members of group killed, defence ministry says.

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Libyan army troops killed in push for Benghazi

Army casualties mount as UN-recognised government continues offensive to retake control of eastern city of Benghazi.

Haftar

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Algerian forces kill '21 ISIL-linked fighters'

Defence ministry says troops ambushed and killed at least 21 fighters as they held a meeting east of capital Algiers.

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Protests hit #Burundi as president delays polls

Soldier killed and protester shot in Bujumbura in clashes following postponement of local and parliamentary elections.

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New #Ebola cases spike in #Guinea and Sierra Leone

Ebola-hit countries reported 35 new Ebola cases in the past week, four times as many as the week before, WHO says.

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#Burundi police crack down on fresh protests

Police beat and arrest at least eight anti-government protesters in capital Bujumbura as government talks tough.

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#Burundi police fire tear gas at protesters

Police beat and arrest at least eight anti-government protesters in capital Bujumbura as government talks tough.

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