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At least 30 people, many of them civilians, died in clashes between Christian and Muslim militias this week
Ruling is the largest death sentence in Egypt's modern history; army accused of 'new dictarorship'
Celebrations expected to cost £600,000 as millions of Zimbabweans go hungry
As Boko Haram kills dozens, the Nigerian government appears unable to rein in the Islamist group
Mandela's will splits his estate between family, schools, staff and the ANC
Welcomed as 'critical first step' to peace, but critics warn of 'unpredictable' future
The worsening conflict in South Sudan could become a 'fully-fledged war' if no action is taken, says UN
Singer will spend Christmas in palace with president who 'could face a war crimes trial' for aiding rebels
Deaths come as France and the UN begin disarming rebel militia after fierce fighting
He achieved a miracle, leading a diverse nation from the brink of war. What now, asks Michele Alexander
As Islamic State militants close in on towns near the Turkish border, thousands of Kurds from Kobani in northern Syria have fled for their lives. Turkey has sent several tanks to take up positions near border villages hit recently by IS mortars.
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