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UN: 2m children displaced by South Sudan conflict

Warnings by two UN agencies as a third county is reported to be on the brink of famine that has impacted 100,000 people.

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Muhammadu Buhari to go to London as health fears mount

President Muhammadu Buhari heads to London for medical tests, handing over power to his deputy Yemi Osinbajo.

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Chibok girls in health checkups before Buhari meeting

The 82 girls, released in a prisoner swap, arrive in Abuja for health checkups before meeting the president.

Chibok schoolgirls

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62 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram freed

Nigerian government source says that 62 pupils seized by Boko Haram fighters in 2014 have been released.

Bring Back Our Girls movement

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Aid agencies halt work in CAR after attacks on staff

Four agencies temporarily suspend operations in Ouham in the country's northern region, UN says.

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Tanzania bus crash: Dozens of pupils killed in Arusha

Bus veers off road and plunges into Arusha region river, resulting to the death of 29 pupils, two teachers and a driver.

Karatu, Arusha - Tanzania map

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Algeria ruling coalition wins parliamentary elections

National Liberation Front secures majority in national assembly, but loses quarter of seats in Thursday's vote.

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US military member killed by al-Shabab in Somalia raid

US serviceman dies during operation near Barii, about 64km west of the capital, Mogadishu, says US Africa Command.

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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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