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US deploys 'a few dozen' troops to Somalia: Pentagon

The soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division will mainly train and equip Somalia's army 'to better fight al-Shabab'.

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Fighting in South Sudan's Raga kills at least 14 people

Violence in eastern South Sudan forces 60 aid workers to flee as new battles erupt in the northwestern town of Raga.

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Three aid workers killed in restive South Sudan

World Food Programme says contract workers were hacked to death with machetes and shot in violence earlier this week.

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Police officers die in ambush near Dar es Salaam

Motive not apparent but home minister pledges to hunt down unnamed assailants targeting police officers and civilians.

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Three years on, 195 Chibok schoolgirls still captive

Activists hold rallies amid anger that government efforts to negotiate the schoolgirls' freedom have stalled.

Chibok schoolgirls

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Suspect arrested in Congo murder of UN workers

One other suspect escaped after he was taken into custody in connection to last month's murder of two UN investigators.

UN workers

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Museveni critic 'resists forced psychiatric exam'

Lawyer for academic critical of president alleges authorities want to confine her to a mental hospital.

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97 missing after asylum seeker boat sinks off Libya

Survivors tell authorities 15 women and five children among the missing after boat headed for European shores sinks.

Survivors

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UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema charged with treason

Opposition leader charged with treason after his motorcade allegedly blocked Zambian President Edgar Lungu's convoy.

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Zambia denies opposition leader barred access to lawyer

Arrested on treason charges, Hakainde Hichilema's party claims he has been denied access to a lawyer.

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