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Algerians vote in parliamentary poll marked by apathy

FLN and ally widely expected to win but many voters seem disillusioned amid soaring unemployment and a financial crisis.

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Somalia buries killed minister Siraji, opens probe

Abbas Abdullahi Siraji was killed by another official's guards in what president called 'unfortunate tragedy'.

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Libya rivals say will calm tensions after UAE meeting

Fayez al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar issue statements calling for end to crisis but offer no details about political deal.

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Somali minister shot dead near presidential palace

Abbas Abdullahi, public works and reconstruction minister, dies after bodyguards for auditor general shoot at his car.

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Buhari misses cabinet meeting amid health fears

Wife of Nigerian leader plays down health worries as Buhari fails to attend third consecutive weekly cabinet meeting.

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Eight Malian soldiers killed in military convoy ambush

Troops' vehicle attacked by gunmen after hitting a mine, in latest assault in area regularly targeted by armed groups.

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Fayez al-Sarraj meets Khalifa Haftar in UAE for talks

Head of Tripoli-based government and rival general meet in Abu Dhabi for direct discussions.

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Dozens of civilians killed in CAR violence: HRW

Clashes between armed groups in central Ouaka province leaves at least 45 civilians dead in three months, report says.

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France says '20 fighters killed' in northern Mali

Groups targeted in Foulsare Forest along Mali-Burkina Faso border by Mirage fighter jets but identity not disclosed.

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Tunisia forces kill fighters planning Ramadan attack

Two men in an ISIL and al-Qaeda-linked group killed during a security sweep in Sidi Bouzid.

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