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DRC journalists set free after police detention

The reporters were held after publishing articles about alleged misappropriation of rations for police cadets.

Congolese police

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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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DR Congo: Ebola claims 24 lives in one week

The rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled after rebels forced response efforts to be briefly suspended.

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Ethiopia: Women occupy 50 percent of new cabinet

Women have been assigned key ministerial portfolios, including ministries of peace, trade and industry, and defence.

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Somalia: US air strike 'kills 60 al-Shabab fighters'

Friday's air raid in Mudug province is the deadliest US attack since a November 2017 attack, which killed about 100.

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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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Nigeria: Boko Haram executes second female aid worker

ICRC nurse Hauwa Liman was forced to kneel down with her hands tied, and then shot at close range, local media reports.

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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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