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Probe into rebel commander's killing threatens Libya's stability

A previous investigation launched in 2011 had named Ali Essawi, Libya's current economy minister, as prime suspect.

Ali Essawi

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Somalia: Double suicide bombing in Baidoa kills civilians

50 others were wounded after two men blew themselves up in a restaurant and a hotel in the town.

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Congolese opposition leader prevented from travelling abroad

Paulin Makaya has twice been prevented from travelling abroad since he was released from prison in September.

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Death toll in Uganda's landslide rises as more bodies recovered

At least 41 people killed in eastern Bududa district after heavy rains caused landslide, officials say.

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Nigeria: Dozens of 'petrol thieves' killed in Aba pipeline blast

Victims were suspected vandals attempting to scoop petrol from sabotaged pipeline in Aba, state-run oil company says.

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Uganda visit of Kanye, Kim Kardashian 'to boost tourism'

Visit by famous US couple seen as coup for country's tourism promoters recently criticised by President Museveni.

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Ebola could spread from DRC to Uganda, Rwanda, WHO warns

Warning comes as trial of therapeutic Ebola treatment is under discussion and could begin in weeks, WHO chief says.

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Africa's youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewj kidnapped in Tanzania

Three people have already been arrested for their role in the abduction of the richest man in Tanzania, police say.

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Uganda landslide kills seven amid heavy downpours: Red Cross

Health officials say the death roll is likely to increase as Bududa district is still experiencing heavy rains.

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DR Congo to deploy army to protect Ebola funeral workers

The measure aims to prevent more attacks on teams transporting the bodies of Ebola victims for burial.

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