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Boko Haram seizes town after soldiers 'flee'

Boko Haram has seized control of a Nigerian town after hundreds of soldiers stationed there reportedly fled across the border to Cameroon, a police source said.

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US to give #Tunisia $60m in military aid

The US is to give Tunisia $60m of military aid to help it fight armed groups who threaten to destabilise the country's democracy, a senior US official has said.

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#Ebola has 'upper hand' in outbreak

The Ebola virus may have the "upper hand" in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa but experts can stop its spread, a top US health official said as he visited the hardest-hit countries.

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US and allies warn of 'interference' in #Libya

TripoliThe US and its European allies have given warning against "outside interference" in Libya, a day after officials in Washington said the UAE had launched air raids in Tripoli with the support of Egypt.

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#UAE 'behind air strikes in #Libya '

The United Arab Emirates has secretly carried out air strikes against militias in Libya using bases in Egypt, according to US officials.

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#Ebola 'has killed 120 health workers'

More than 120 health workers have died of Ebola across west Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO)  has said, claiming the epidemic had affected an "unprecedented number of medical staff".

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Libya's outgoing parliament elects PM

Libya's outgoing parliament, the General National Congress (GNC), has appointed a new prime minister in a move set to deepen the country's political split as warring factions vie for control of the country.

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South Sudan rivals sign new ceasefire deal

South Sudan's warring leaders have signed a fresh ceasefire deal vowing to end more than eight months of conflict, according to mediators who threatened sanctions should the agreement fail once again.

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#Nigeria rejects Boko Haram 'caliphate' claim

The leader of Boko Haram has claimed that the Nigerian armed group has created an "Islamic caliphate" in a northeastern town, a claim quickly rejected by the military.

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Mozambique's government and Renamo sign truce

Mozambique's former rebel group Renamo and the Frelimo-led government have signed a ceasefire deal, ending two years of armed conflict, ahead of a presidential election scheduled for October 15.

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