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The Nigerian army claims to have repelled an attack by Islamist militants Boko Haram on the town of Bama in the country's north-east.


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Southern African leaders reject calls by Lesotho's exiled prime minister for the immediate deployment of troops to his country, an official tells the BBC.

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Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed.

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