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DRC tense as police clash with anti-Kabila protesters

Police and demonstrators battle in Kinshasa as talks between President Kabila's government and opposition fall apart.

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Bodies of suspected UN workers in DRC found

Three bodies discovered - including a decapitated woman's - during search for Congolese, American, and Swedish UN staff.

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Anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies

Kathrada, beloved by millions of South Africans, spent 26 years in jail, many of them alongside Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada

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Number of Kenyans going hungry doubles to three million

Kenya is one of several East African countries ravaged by drought with Somalia said to be on the brink of famine.

northern Kenya

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One dead as 1,000 refugees rescued in the Mediterranean

The rescue comes just days after hundreds of people were feared drowned after boat disasters off the Libyan coast.

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UN: Six aid workers killed in an ambush in South Sudan

It is highest number of humanitarian workers killed in one incident since South Sudan descended into conflict in 2013.

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PM Saad Eddine el-Othmani forms six-party government

New six-party coalition under PJD prime minister includes pro-market, conservative and socialist parties.

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Kamwina Nsapu militia kill 40 policemen in DR Congo

Officials say the rebel fighters attacked the police as they were driving from Tshikapa to Kananga.

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Tuareg factions to boycott Mali peace conference

Separatist groups vow to boycott talks with the government next week, explaining they are not sufficiently inclusive.

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Antonio Guterres: Salva Kiir is ignoring famine

Secretary-General Guterres says government in Juba refuses to acknowledge plight of 100,000 people suffering famine.

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