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DR Congo: 11 dead and 900 escape in jail attack

Eight guards among the dead when armed men attack the central prison of Kangbayi in DR Congo's restive east.

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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi freed from prison in Zintan

Zintan-based militia releases Saif al-Islam, the son of Muammar Gaddafi, who was toppled in 2011 uprising.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi,

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Three UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

More than 100 soldiers have died in recent months in Mali, making it the most deadly United Nations mission to date.

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Calls for government of national unity in Lesotho

Deputy PM says no need for present government to be removed calling for stability in the country and a unity government.

Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili

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Civilians killed as soldiers clash over Somalia aid

At least 14 killed in clashes after soldiers attempt to steal food sacks meant for drought-stricken refugees in Baidoa.

Somalia aid

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Boko Haram stages deadly attacks in Maiduguri

Attacks in Maiduguri city occurred while soldiers were trying to repel another group of Boko Haram fighters.

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Storm kills several, displaces thousands in Cape Town

Winter storm unleashes heavy rain and wind on South African city, displacing thousands already coping with drought.

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Casualties after al-Shabab attack Puntland army base

Gun battle in military base in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region kills at least 70 soldiers.

Al-Shabab

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Authorities stifle women's protest in Morocco's Rif

Police officers encircled female protesters and prevented others from joining a protest by Hirak movement in Al-Hoceima.

women's protest

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Lesotho probes soldiers' presence near polling stations

Electoral commission says presence of armed soldiers intimidated some voters and surprised observers.

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