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Militants kill dozens in Kenya bus attack

Police officials say al-Shabab militants from Somalia have hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board.

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Gambia urged to drop life sentence for gays

Rights campaigners say the new Gambian criminal code could be used to target “repeat offenders” and people living with HIV.

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Ebola - the worst of humanitarian missions

“Usually medicine is your best protection because if you work well, no one will attack you. With Ebola, you yourself are a target.”

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Civilian home hit during airstrike
November 19 2014 at 12:25

Ten members of the same family were killed when the Egyptian air force shelled a civilian home in the Sinai Peninsula.

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Mombasa mosque raided again
November 19 2014 at 12:08

Kenyan police have converged on a mosque in the port city of Mombasa.

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Amnesty: Gambia ‘tortures suspected gays’
November 19 2014 at 11:21

Amnesty International has accused Gambia’s government of torturing citizens arrested during the latest crackdown on homosexuality.

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Journalist gunned down in Somalia
November 19 2014 at 10:33

A Somali journalist working for a London-based TV station is the third reporter to die in the strife-torn country this year.

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Guinea Bissau still ‘a fragile state’
November 19 2014 at 09:19

Guinea Bissau’s prime minister says there has been some progress since the 2012 coup - but social instability remains a challenge.

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Bouteflika’s health woes stir calls for polls
November 19 2014 at 09:10

Algeria’s opposition parties are concerned that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is too sick to govern - and they want fresh elections.

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Ivory Coast yields to soldiers’ demands
November 19 2014 at 09:04

The Ivorian minister of defence says the government will pay overdue benefits to thousands of former rebels now serving in the army.

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Seventh SL doctor killed by Ebola
November 18 2014 at 22:04

Another Sierra Leonean doctor has died of Ebola, bringing to seven the number of doctors killed by the virus savaging the nation's healthcare system.

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Nigeria emergency rule a failure: senators
November 18 2014 at 20:10

Emergency rule to tackle Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria has been an outright failure, senators from the affected regions said.

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51 killed in Congo crackdown on gangs
November 18 2014 at 18:37

Police killed at least 51 unarmed young men and teenage boys outside their homes, or in open markets, alleges Human Rights Watch.

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