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Grim torture images ignite anger against Ugandan police

Photos circulating online show detained mayor hospitalised with gaping wounds on his swollen knees and ankles.

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Mutinying soldiers seal off Ivory Coast's Bouake

Disgruntled troops cut off Bouake after staging fresh revolt over a pay dispute with the government.

Mutinying soldiers

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Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo

World Health Organization confirms one out of three suspected Ebola- related deaths since April 22 caused by the virus.

Ebola outbreak

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Ivory Coast soldiers stage fresh revolt over pay

Troops surround army headquarters in Abidjan, seal off Bouake, over decision by leaders to drop demands for bonuses.

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'Nazi-posters' at Stellenbosch University spark outrage

Posters for 'Anglo-Africaner' event, which copy Nazi propaganda images, cause public outcry after appearing on campus.

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Farmajo calls for arms' embargo end to defeat al-Shabab

President tells London conference Somali troops need access to heavy weapons in fight against armed group al-Shabab.

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

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Tunisia orders army to protect oil and gas fields

Troops' deployment comes after protests erupt at industrial sites amid growing discontent over bad economic conditions.

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South Sudan's Kiir replaces army chief Paul Malong

General Paul Malong is accused of ethnic war against people not belonging to his ethnic majority tribe.

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Four UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic

The United Nations says one peacekeeper remains missing after an attack by Christian 'anti-Balaka' attackers on Monday.

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Libya foreign minister names Khalifa Haftar army chief

Khalifa Haftar named as Libya's army chief, provided he recognises GNA as Libya's sole authority, foreign minister says.

General Khalifa Haftar

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