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Mali soldiers, armed groups hold first joint patrol

Malian soldiers staged their first joint patrol on Thursday with members of rival armed groups in the town of Gao where Islamist militants killed more than 77 people last month in the deadliest such attack in the country's history.

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Hundreds of protesters demand departure of Guinea Bissau president

undreds of people marched through the capital of Guinea Bissau on Thursday demanding the departure of President Jose Mario Vaz, a day after parliament rejected a programme submitted by his prime minister.

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Exiled Jammeh provides hungry army with food rations

Exiled former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has provided food rations to the Gambian army command which has been facing acute food shortages, according to a Gambian media report.

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Boko Haram suicide bomber kills one in Cameroon

A Cameroon official says a suicide bomber has killed at least one person near the country's border with Nigeria.

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Coptic Christians tortured to death in Northern Sinai

Two Coptic Christians have been killed in the Northern Sinai city of Al Arish on the Sinai Peninsula by suspected members of “Sinai Province”.

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DRC army kills six rebels

The Democratic Republic of Congo's army has killed at least 16 former members of a rebel group after they re-entered the country's east, the military's spokesperson said Thursday.

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Outrage as US TV show uses real life Westgate mall attack footage

A United States television series has sparked outrage in Kenya after is used real life footage from the east African country's worst terror attack at the Westgate mall.

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UN urgently seeks aid to avert famine for Africa, Yemen

More than $4 billion is needed by the end of March to help nearly 20 million people who risk starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday.

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Nigerian protesters vandalise MTN head office in Abuja

Nigerian protesters attacked and vandalised the head office of South African mobile phone giant MTN in Abuja on Thursday in apparent retaliation for anti-Nigerian violence in South Africa, an MTN spokesperson said.

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Former SA power utility boss sworn in as MP

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) News has reliably been informed that former power utility, Eskom Chief Executive Officer, Brian Molefe, has been sworn in as a Member of Parliament on Thursday morning.

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