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Morocco's king names new coalition government

Appointments come after new prime minister agreed to form government with five parties, ending a political deadlock.

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South Sudanese troops accused of civilian 'slaughter'

Refugees allege government forces slit throats, shot civilians, and ran down children in Uganda border town attack.

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South Africa's Cosatu urges Zuma to step down

Largest trade union demands president's resignation amid criticism of his removal of finance minister and handling of economy.

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Sudanese force accused of torturing journalists

Amnesty says British filmmaker and translator were tortured after investigating alleged chemical attack in Darfur.

Sudan's Rapid Support Forces

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Somalia: Seven killed in Mogadishu car bombing

A massive blast outside a coffee shop in Somalia's capital kills at least seven as a series of attacks continues.

Mogadishu car bombing

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Somali pirates hijack Indian commercial ship

Latest attack highlights increased piracy in the region after Somali pirates hijacked an oil tanker last month.

Somali pirates

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DA charges Helen Zille over colonialism tweets

The former Democratic Alliance leader says she will 'abide by due and fair process of the DA constitution and law'.

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Suspects in arms depot raid claim torture, humiliation

Twenty Burkinabe soldiers claim torture after being held for a failed raid on an arms depot last year.

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Meningitis cases soar in Nigeria

An outbreak of meningitis has killed 324 people in Nigeria since mid-December, according to the health ministry.

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UN renews smaller DRC peacekeeping force

Security Council cuts number of MONUSCO mission troops as US seeks cutting costs and streamlining of UN's operations.

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