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Africa

Bags of body parts found in Tanzania

22 July 2014, 21:37

Tanzanian police have arrested eight people after 85 bags stuffed with human body parts including limbs, fingers and skulls were found dumped in a landfill.

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Gunfire near military base in DRC capital

22 July 2014, 20:32

Unidentified gunmen have attacked a major military base in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa.

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Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

22 July 2014, 19:32

Egypt: Cease-fire negotiations between Israel, Hamas could give rise to new peace talks

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Central Africa peace talks suspended after rebel no-show

22 July 2014, 18:29

Peace talks between Central Africa's sectarian rivals were suspended Tuesday after the ex-rebel Seleka group failed to show up less than a day before the deadline of a deal.

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11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

22 July 2014, 17:22

At least 11 parents of the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have died from stress and attacks, as their hometown, Chibok, continues to be under siege from Boko Haram militants, residents say.

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School offers hope to Nigerian children

22 July 2014, 15:20

Children in Nigeria's north face immense challenges in accessing education, and for the fatherless, the obstacles are even tougher.

Cameroon villagers live in terror of Boko Haram

22 July 2014, 14:04

Cameroonians in villages that line the border with Nigeria are living in fear of Boko Haram Islamists, particularly when night falls.

US condemns attack on Egyptian soldiers

22 July 2014, 11:28

The US has condemned a weekend attack on an Egyptian border checkpoint which left 21 soldiers dead, and vowed to keep up support for Egypt’s security.

Boko Haram raid displaces 15 000

22 July 2014, 09:33

A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa has displaced more than 15 000 people.

Emaciated children in looming South Sudan famine

22 July 2014, 07:49

A surge in the number of emaciated children arriving at a feeding centre in Leer, a muddy rebel-held town in South Sudan, points to the world's newest nation is on the brink of famine.

27 killed in Sudan bus-truck collision

21 July 2014, 22:42

Twenty-seven people were killed in Sudan on Monday when a bus and a transport truck collided south of the capital Khartoum, police said.

15,000 people displaced after Boko Haram raid in Nigeria

21 July 2014, 21:44

A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa displaced more than 15,000 people, an official said.

South Sudanese rebels in Kampala to mend ties

21 July 2014, 21:44

A South Sudanese rebel delegation was due to hold talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala on Tuesday and will ask him to withdraw troops from South Sudan.

US Embassy apologies to Ghana leader for tweet

21 July 2014, 20:46

US Embassy apologizes to Ghana president after staff member accidentally sends critical tweet

Nigeria air force helicopter crashes in restive region

21 July 2014, 19:44

A Nigerian helicopter crashed in an area where the military is battling Boko Haram, but there were no indications that it was shot down, a statement said.

S Leone govt 'has failed in handling Ebola'

21 July 2014, 18:42

Religious leaders in Sierra Leone have criticised the government’s handling of an Ebola outbreak that has killed 194 people in the West African country.

Darfur rebels deny killing 13 civilians

21 July 2014, 17:46

Rebels in Sudan’s Darfur have denied killing 13 civilians, calling government claims of their involvement a fabrication, a report says.

CAR peace talks open in Congo

21 July 2014, 16:46

Key players in the Central African Republic have launched a fresh round of talks in Brazzaville to end more than a year of sectarian bloodshed in the impoverished nation.

Mugabe ally praises farm invasions leader

21 July 2014, 15:45

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's closest ally has reportedly praised the country's war veterans leader Joseph Chinotimba who led the 2000 controversial farm invasions.

Nigerian media fears crackdown over Boko Haram

21 July 2014, 14:20

After 15 years of democracy, Nigerian journalists believe the state is trying to tame the country’s vibrant, prolific media, especially on coverage of the battle against Boko Haram.

South Sudan rebels launch new offensive

21 July 2014, 13:09

South Sudan rebels have launched an offensive to retake a key town near the border with Ethiopia in what the UN says is a clear violation of a truce agreement.

Egypt summons Turkish diplomat over bad comments

21 July 2014, 11:57

Cairo’s foreign ministry has summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires in protest over derogatory comments by Turkey's PM Tayyip Erdogan, aimed at the Egyptian president, a report says.

Cholera kills 6 in northern Nigeria

21 July 2014, 10:44

A cholera outbreak in northern Nigeria’s Kano state has killed six people and infected scores, the state health commissioner says, although a local charity put the toll higher.

Boko Haram kill +40, burn down houses

21 July 2014, 09:14

Suspected Islamists have raided the remote northeast Nigerian town of Damboa, shooting dead more than 40 residents and burning down houses.

Death toll 47 in battle for Libya airport

21 July 2014, 07:20

Islamist-led militiamen have stepped up their assault on Libya's main airport, controlled by rival fighters, which the health ministry say have left at least 47 dead in a week.

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