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Two Al Jazeera journalists detained in #Nigeria

Al Jazeera demands release of Ahmed Idris and Ali Mustafa who were detained in Maiduguri while covering upcoming polls.

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Record-breaking Sahara rain

A year's worth of rain fell in southern Algeria just five days.

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#ISIL claims suicide attack in Libya's Benghazi

Armed group claims responsibility for deadly attack that killed seven at army checkpoint in eastern city.

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S Sudan extends term of president and parliament

Vote comes after the polls due in June were called off and the cabinet asked parliament to extend President Kiir's term.

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#Morocco breaks up suspected ISIL cell

Authorities arrest 13 men they accuse of planning to launch attacks and recruiting people to fight in Syria and Iraq.

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#Egypt, #Ethiopia and #Sudan sign accord on Nile dam

Three countries sign deal amid fears that dam being built by Ethiopia would reduce water supply to Egypt and Sudan.

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#Libya Dawn plane shot down by forces loyal to Tobruk

Official says fighter jet downed as it tried to bomb Zintan, a western town supportive of the UN-recognised government.

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#Senegal jails former president's son for corruption

Karim Wade, an ex-minister who had hoped to run for presidency in 2017, jailed for six years and fined more than $230m.

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Six #Tunisia police chiefs dismissed over museum attack

Police commanders in charge of tourist security and intelligence brigade sacked by prime minister over "deficiencies".

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Doctors Without Borders slams global response to #Ebola

Aid agency's report says "months were wasted and lives were lost" because WHO failed to respond quickly or adequately.

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