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Land of war, or of opportunity? Why China has the right attitude to Africa, and the US doesn't... Obama take note. http://t.co/pZzRXqUQGg
At least 15 people, including four foreigners, are killed in an assault by militant Islamists on a UN office in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a minister says.
Gunmen on motorbikes kill 48 people in an attack on a remote village in northern Nigeria's Zamfara state, an official says.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir sacks two high-ranking government ministers embroiled in a multi-million dollar financial scandal.
Suspected Boko Haram militants in Nigeria kill at least nine school children, in what survivors suggest is a response to growing vigilante groups.
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