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Chad troops kill 17 Boko Haram fighters after Lake Chad attack

A second deadly attack this year by Boko Haram near Lake Chad was repelled by Chadian troops.

Lake Chad

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Nigeria floods death toll hits 199

Heavy rains and flooding in 12 states deemed a national disaster with hundreds of thousands facing a cholera outbreak.

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Moroccan woman dead after navy fires at migrant boat

Three others wounded as naval unit opens fire after Spanish driver ignored warnings, authorities say.

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Angola ex-president's son remanded on corruption charge

Jose Filomeno dos Santos, aka Zenu, remanded in custody in a $1.5bn corruption case, according to state prosecutor.

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UN: 1,700 Libyan families displaced by fighting in last 48 hours

At least 115 civilians have been killed and more than 5,000 families displaced since August 26, UN says.

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UN warns of Ebola 'perfect storm' in DR Congo

The World Health Organization says outbreak could deteriorate rapidly because of attacks and mistrustful communities.

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Tanzania begins to bury dead as ferry disaster toll hits 224

The death toll included 126 women and 27 children with just 41 people surviving.

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Ebola outreach work halted as DR Congo attack toll hits 21

Aid agencies say they were forced to stop their activities after a rebel attack in Beni on Saturday.

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DR Congo: Rebels carry out deadly attack in Beni city

At least 16 people, including 12 civilians, killed in a raid in the eastern city of Beni - home to humanitarian workers.

DR Congo's army

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Nigeria: Pirates kidnap 12 crew members from Swiss ship

MV Glarus was travelling between Lagos and oil hub of Port Harcourt in the Niger Delta when it was boarded by pirates.

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