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Libya: National Oil Corporation's Tripoli offices attacked

At least four killed, including two National Oil Company employees, after gunmen storm Tripoli headquarters.

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UN: Ceasefire agreement reached to end Tripoli fighting

UN mission in Libya says rival militias in the capital agree to end all hostilities and to reopen Mitiga airport.

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CIA to expand its armed drone programme in Africa: NYT

New York Times says secret facility, 250km south of Libya, will reportedly carry out assassinations in the Sahel region.

The US drone

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Algeria minister slammed for comment on deadly scorpion sting

Health minister criticised for suggesting woman who was fatally stung by scorpion must have provoked the arachnid.

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Ruling party retains lead in legislative and municipal elections

Second round of voting will be held on September 15 with a record 98 parties taking part in the elections.

mauritania-voted

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South Sudan: Many dead after passenger plane crashes in river

At least 19 killed after passenger plane travelling from the capital Juba to the city of Yirol crashes into river.

passenger plane

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South Sudan court jails 10 soldiers for rape and murder

Court hands sentences ranging from seven years to life for raping aid workers and killing a local journalist.

President Kiir

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Ethiopia reopens embassy in Eritrea amid thaw in ties

Leaders from both countries attend ceremony in Asmara as two nations re-establish diplomatic links.

Ethiopia and Eritrea

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Death toll in Libya's Tripoli rises as fighting rages on

Rival armed groups have clashed for more than week over control of the capital city.

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Botswana: 87 elephants killed near wildlife sanctuary

Botswana's anti-poaching unit underwent budget cuts in May, leading to an increase in poaching since then.

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