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US warns of 'widespread conflict' in #Libya

The United States has warned that the conflict in Libya could become "widespread," urging that a new parliament be quickly seated after contested elections.

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Aid group sounds South Sudan cholera warning

An outbreak of cholera is putting thousands of lives at risk in parts of South Sudan, worsening the country's humanitarian crisis amid ongoing violence, according to the aid group Save the Children.

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#Ebola claims more victims in West Africa

Ebola continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, with a combined 44 new cases and 21 deaths between July 6 and 8, the World Health Organisation has said.

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West Africa states adopt new #Ebola strategy

West African countries and international health organisations adopted a fresh strategy to fight the world's deadliest Ebola epidemic, which has killed hundreds of people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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S Africa delays 'Prime Evil' parole decision

South Africa has delayed making a politically sensitive parole decision for apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed "Prime Evil" for torturing and murdering black activists in the 1980s and early 1990s.

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Nigeria's Jonathan picks allies as ministers

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan appointed four close allies as ministers on Wednesday, with sources saying two of them would shore up his power base in the largely Muslim north where opposition to him is strongest.

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South Sudan president asks to revive talks

South Sudan's president has called on rebels to resume peace talks as the country marked its third birthday with celebrations overshadowed by fighting that has killed thousands and brought it to the verge of famine.

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Somali troops retake presidential palace

Somali troops have retaken the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu after al-Shabab fighters forced their way in and exchanged heavy gunfire with soldiers and guards.

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Fighting rages at Somali presidential palace

Heavy fighting has been raging inside Somalia's presidential palace after at least five suspected al-Shabab fighters stormed the complex in the capital, Mogadishu.

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Rally in Nairobi urges Kenyatta's resignation

Thousands of people have rallied in Kenya's capital against President Uhuru Kenyatta's rule, with some calling for him to step down because he had failed to improve the lives of Kenyans more than a year after he came to office.

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