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AU calls for calm amid Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions

African Union says it will send a 'fact-finding mission' to the countries as tensions between the neighbours mount.

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Djibouti accuses Eritrea of occupying disputed area

Official says Eritrean soldiers occupied moved contested border territory, days after Qatar pulled its peacekeepers out.

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UN agency fears for Africans held by gang in Libya

Video posted on Facebook shows abused Somalis and Ethiopians 'huddled fearfully in a concrete room'.

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Thomas Thabane sworn in as Lesotho's prime minister

Thabane takes office as part of a coalition three years after an attempted coup and two days after his wife's murder.

Lesotho

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Africa and the Gulf crisis: the peril of picking sides

Decisions by African states to take sides in the Gulf rift could have long-term impact on their citizens, analysts warn.

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Somalia soldiers end deadly al-Shabab restaurant siege

Security forces end night-long hostage situation at Mogadishu's Pizza House restaurant after 31 people were killed.

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ICC demands 'immediate arrest' of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

Son of former Libyan leader reportedly released from prison a few days ago in Libya's western city of Zintan.

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Car bomb targets restaurant in Somalia's Mogadishu

Vehicle explosion followed gunfire heard outside a popular restaurant in the Somali capital.

Mogadishu

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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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