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Three Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack on military base

At least three soldiers were killed and several missing after a Boko Haram attack on a military base in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, military and militia sources told AFP on Thursday.

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Militia men convicted of bomb plot try to bar Somali videos

Kansas militia members convicted of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in a western Kansas meatpacking town have asked the court to bar at sentencing any victim impact statements because no one was hurt.

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Zimbabwe commission invites MDC to next sitting

Former South African President, Kgalema Motlanthe’s Commission of Inquiry into Zimbabwe post-election violence has invited the leadership of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) to its next sitting on November 21.

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Gabon President’s health continues to be a concern

The health of Gabonese President, Ali Bongo, continues to be a matter of concern for the Gabonese citizens after almost three weeks of his absence.

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African heads of state set to gather in Ethiopia

African heads of state are set to gather this weekend for a special summit aimed at pushing through long-debated reforms to the continental body.

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Zimbabwe opposition leader calls his supporters 'stupid'

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party leader Nelson Chamisa has had to apologise to his supporters for calling them "stupid" for taking to the streets on August 1 to protest a delay in poll results,resulting in a deadly army crackdow.

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Forty two killed in Zimbabwe bus fire

At least 42 passengers have been confirmed dead, Zimbabwe police said on Friday, after a suspected gas tank exploded on a bus, with pictures showing the burnt-out wreckage of the vehicle.

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US cutting counterterror forces in Africa

The Pentagon is reducing its counter-terrorism forces in Africa and studying whether to make similar moves elsewhere in the world as part of a broad effort to shift American military focus toward what it calls threats from Russia and China.

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Organisations from Africa, Haiti seek eradication of pneumonia

Civil society organisations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate pneumonia which is responsible for more child mortalities than any other diseases like Aids, Malaria and measles combined.

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Overuse of antibiotics a major concern

The unrestrained use of antibiotics is the main driver for the rise in drug-resistant infections which now kill more than half a million people a year worldwide.

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