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Sahrawis sentenced to jail over Western Sahara killings

Court sentences 23 civilians for 2010 Western Sahara clashes in retrial boycotted by defendants over fairness concerns.

camp in Gdim Izik

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ICC judges to decide whether to release Laurent Gbagbo

Laurent Gbagbo, 72, is charged with crimes against humanity following election violence that killed around 3,000 people.

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Somalia internet returns after three-week blackout

Internet outage was caused by a ship severing an undersea fiber optic cable connecting country to global data networks.

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Deadly blast hits mosque in Nigeria's Maiduguri

Eight people were killed when a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives at a mosque in northeast Nigeria.

Members of the local militia

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At least 30 missing after Cameroon army boat capsizes

Three soldiers rescued after boat belonging to brigade battling Nigeria-based Boko Haram reportedly sinks off the coast.

Cameroon

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Malians march against constitution referendum

Referendum to decide on extra powers for President Keita, creation of new regions and recognition for Tuareg homeland.

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Opposition cries foul as Congo votes for parliament

More than two million voters expected to elect National Assembly members as well as local councils.

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Police fire tear gas at protesters demanding fair vote

Opposition supporters in Harare protest against what they say are plans to rig presidential elections next year.

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UN: Another 38 probable mass graves found in DR Congo

Violence between troops and armed fighters in the DR Congo has killed thousands of people since August.

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Cameroon-Nigeria border: 12 killed in suicide attack

More than 40 others wounded as two female bombers target busy area in northern Cameroon, local officials say.

Cameroon-Nigeria border

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