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Six DR Congo soldiers killed in ambush north of Goma

Rocket attack by unknown gunmen on an army jeep in Rugari in North Kivu province leaves six troops dead, officials say.

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Burkina Faso bars opposition candidate from polls

Eddie Konboigo, head of ex-president's CDP party, among six candidates whose nominations have been rejected.

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S Sudan rival sides cry foul as truce comes into effect

Army and rebels accuse each other of breaking ceasefire just hours after it came into force.

South Sudan government forces

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Cautious UN welcome for South Sudan peace deal

Security Council says it remains ready to impose arms embargo if agreement aimed at ending 20-month war collapses.

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Militia releases 163 child soldiers from ranks in CAR

Anti-Balaka group releases children in country where as many as 10,000 child soldiers may have been forced into combat.

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Clashes force 5,000 to flee after beheading in CAR

Fresh violence in central town of Bambari comes ahead of planned presidential elections next month.

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About 200 feared dead in #Libya refugee boat disaster

Officials say 82 dead and at least 100 missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast in latest in series of disasters.

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Ethiopia races to preserve 'Africa's Jerusalem'

Archaeologists face a race against time to save 800-year-old structures crumbling away from moisture damage.

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#Nigeria marks 500 days since #Chibok girls' abduction

Relatives of more than 200 missing girls mark grim landmark amid renewed push to end rebellion in northern Nigeria.

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Sierra Leone's last known #Ebola patient leaves hospital

Country joins neighbouring Liberia in countdown to being declared Ebola-free if no further case reported within 42 days.

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