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Boris Johnson: Moving fast to tackle famine threat

Foreign secretary addresses drought with Somali president, vowing to tackle 'underlying problems' threatening famine.

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Ethiopia reports deadly raid by gunmen from South Sudan

Murle bandits allegedly crossed into Ethiopia's Gambella region and killed 28 people before fleeing with 43 children.

Gambella

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Female teenage suicide bombers kill 2, wound 16

In a new tactic targeting an individual home, four teenage girls detonated explosives outside Maiduguri.

A military truck

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Khalifa Haftar launches offensive on key oil ports

Forces loyal to renegade general launch push to seize oil terminals in eastern Libya from the Benghazi Defence Brigade.

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Kenya doctors end strike after deal with government

Thousands of physicians call off 100-day strike over pay and working conditions after dozens died without care.

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Somali pirates hijack ship with Sri Lankan crew onboard

UAE oil tanker Aris 13 reportedly hijacked off Somalia, first pirate attack of a commercial vessel there since 2012.

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South Africa launches hate crime unit with Nigeria

Early warning' system established between two countries after spate of xenophobic attacks on migrants in South Africa.

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Death toll soars to 82 in Addis Ababa rubbish landslide

Scuffles break out in Ethiopia as bereaved families accuse rescue workers of delays after rubbish collapse kills scores.

Addis Ababa

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Two United Nations workers kidnapped in DRC

Unidentified 'negative forces' took UN observers hostage along with four DRC nationals in Kasai region.

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Large explosion hits Somali capital Mogadishu

At least six people killed by bomb-laden vehicle in Mogadishu, according to police and medical services.

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