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UNICEF: Number of unaccompanied refugee children soars

UN says 300,000 unaccompanied child refugees is 'just the tip of the iceberg', as many countries do not track total.

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Armed men storm resort in Malian capital Bamako

At least two people killed and dozens of guests rescued after attack by armed men on luxury complex on city's outskirts.

Campement de Kangaba resort

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Forces loyal to Libya's Haftar 'burn 6,000 books'

Benghazi police destroy literature they say "promotes violence" and ideas linked to the Muslim brotherhood and ISIL.

Benghazi police

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Soldiers killed in attack on Mali military camp

Five soldiers killed, eight wounded in an attack in northern region, which is frequently targeted by armed fighters.

Mali military camp

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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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