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There was no immediate claim of responsibility for either blast.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for either blast.

Bombs in north Nigeria's Kaduna kill at least 82

Wednesday 23 July 2014 17:36

Two bomb blasts in the north Nigerian city of Kaduna killed at least 82 people on Wednesday, officials said, in attacks that bore the hallmarks of violent Islamist group Boko Haram.

Bombs in north Nigeria's Kaduna kill at least 82

Wednesday 23 July 2014 17:36

Two bomb blasts in the north Nigerian city of Kaduna killed at least 82 people on Wednesday, officials said, in attacks that bore the hallmarks of violent Islamist group Boko Haram.

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Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts virus

Wednesday 23 July 2014 16:27

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the president's office said.

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Bomb targeting Imam in north Nigeria kills at least 15

Wednesday 23 July 2014 15:24

A bomb tossed off the back of a motorcycle at a Nigerian Muslim cleric killed at least 15 people on a busy commercial road in the northern city of Kaduna on Wednesday.

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Benin detains 10 people in child trafficking probe

Wednesday 23 July 2014 06:45

Benin has detained 10 people on suspicions of child-trafficking just weeks after a group in neighbouring Niger was held for links to a "baby factory" ring, police sources said on Tuesday.

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Boko Haram virtually controls Nigerian town

Tuesday 22 July 2014 19:54

An attack on a Nigerian army base in the northeastern town of Damboa and massacres against civilians in surrounding villages over the weekend have left Boko Haram in effective control.

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Al-Shabaab not behind systematic attacks: Kenya’s presidency

Tuesday 22 July 2014 09:00

The office of Kenya’s president says Somalia's al-Qaida-linked militants, al-Shabaab kill indiscriminately.

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South Sudanese rebels to meet Museveni

Tuesday 22 July 2014 06:30

A South Sudanese rebel delegation was due to hold talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala on Tuesday.

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African countries remain mute on Gaza conflict

Monday 21 July 2014 20:04

The conflict in Gaza is continuing, reports indicate that at least 500 Palestinians along with 20 Israelis have been killed in the on-going fighting.

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Nigeria's media fears crackdown over Boko Haram battle

Monday 21 July 2014 11:30

After 15 years of democracy, journalists believe the Nigerian state is trying to tame the vibrant, prolific media during its faltering campaign to stamp out the militant group.

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Gunmen kill at least 4 in Kenyan port city, scatter leaflets

Monday 21 July 2014 05:40

Gunmen killed at least four people and injured several others in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa on Sunday, police said.

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