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DR Congo skips independence parade amid security fears

Annual military parade parade schedule to take place on Friday abandoned for security concerns, president adviser says.

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UN agrees to cut down Darfur peacekeeping force

Major budget cut pressures UN to trim its costliest mission by at least 30 percent, prompting right groups' criticism.

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Tunisia freezes assets of former presidential hopeful

Slim Riahi, accused of money laundering in government anti-corruption drive, says he is victim of political blackmail.

Slim Riahi

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Deadly blast targets police near Kenya-Somalia border

At least eight people, including four children, killed in suspected al-Shabab bombing in Lamu county.

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Dozens feared dead after abandoned in Niger desert

Official says 24 Libya-bound people rescued but dozens are believed to have died after being left without food or water.

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Johan Gustafsson: Swede held by al-Qaeda in Mali freed

Johan Gustafsson was abducted in Timbuktu, northern Mali, in November 2011 along with a South African and a Dutch.

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Boko Haram attacks blamed for deaths in Nigeria, Chad

Nine civilians are killed in suicide attacks in Nigeria's Maiduguri, while eight troops die in raid in next-door Chad.

Boko Haram

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Irish naval ship 'rescues 712 people' off Libyan coast

Hundreds, including 14 pregnant women and four infants, rescued off of Libya in 'wretched state', says Irish navy.

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Haftar forces make gains in Libya's Benghazi

Heavy fighting reported as UAE-backed renegade general's LNA advances on last holdouts of fighters in central Benghazi.

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UN rights body votes to investigate Kasai killings

Ongoing violence in central Kasai region has killed more than 3,300 people since October, according to Catholic church.

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