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At least 37 people were killed in election violence

Six-month old girl 'clobbered' by security agents among those killed, says Kenya National Commission on Human Rights.

Police using live bullets

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Ghana: Grief and anger after deadly gas station blasts

Social media users express sadness and anger after latest gas station blast in Accra kills at least seven people.

Ghana's capital, Accra

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Ghana: Gas depot blasts kill at least seven in Accra

Frightened residents flee site as huge blasts near busy intersection in northeast Accra cause casualties, official says.

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DR Congo children find refuge in Zambia

As fighting rages in the central African nation, almost two-thirds of Congo's refugees arriving in Zambia are children.

Congolese child refugees

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US economic sanctions on Sudan 'lifted'

US trade embargo lifted due to Sudan's progress on counterterrorism and human rights, official tells Reuters.

economic sanctions

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Sexual violence used as weapon of war in CAR: HRW

Rights group finds no arrests made after more than 300 cases of rape and sexual slavery since 2013.

Sexual violence

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Troops killed in ambush on joint Niger-US patrol

Five Nigerien and three US special forces killed in attack on joint patrol in southwest Niger, officials say.

Niger- Mali

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Cameroon English-region unrest death toll rises

Amnesty International says at least 17 people were killed in clashes between security forces and protesters.

Security forces

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DR Congo violence drives thousands into Zambia

Refugees escape inter-ethnic clashes and fighting between DRC security forces and militia groups, says UNHCR.

congo-zambia

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Kenyan police fire tear gas at opposition protesters

Police in several cities clash with demonstrators calling for electoral commissioners to be sacked before rerun vote.

police fire tear gas

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa urges ZANU-PF party members to eschew divisions left over from Robert Mugabe's resignation.

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