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26 Congolese refugees die of diarrhoea in Uganda

552 diarrhoea cases identified as refugees continue to flee inter-ethnic violence in DRC's Ituri province.

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Dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls still unaccounted for after attack

Government retracts earlier statement that some of the girls had been rescued after Boko Haram attacked their school.

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Ethiopia reveals details of 6-month state of emergency

State television says government has shed more light on six-month state of emergency order issued last Friday.

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Dozens of Nigerian girls feared abducted by Boko Haram

More than 110 schoolgirls are missing a day after suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked their school, police say.

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DRC: Thousands flee amid surge in 'horrific violence'

UN warns of 'humanitarian disaster of extraordinary proportions' amid surge of violence in DRC's Tanganyika province.

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Mozambique dump collapse: 17 dead, homes destroyed

Heavy rains caused the collapse of a huge rubbish dump, burying homes and killing at least 17, officials say.

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Sudan releases activists arrested over 'bread protests'

More than 80 activists and students, imprisoned last month during protests against rising food prices, released.

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Nigerian court releases 475 Boko Haram suspects

Justice ministry says no evidence of their involvement with the armed group, after some detainees were held for years.

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Ethiopia's state of emergency to last six months

Defence minister says measure includes ban on dissemination of publications that 'could incite and sow discord'.

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Nigeria: Boko Haram blamed as suicide blasts kill 19

The attack, which killed at least 19 people, took place at a fish market close to Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria.

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