Nigerian troops said to be 'scared' of entering areas in north-east under control by Islamist militants
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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
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
Thabo Mbeki attacks UK’s 'interventionist' foreign policy in Africa and Middle East
First charges brought in relation to the four-day Kenyan shopping centre siege that left 67 dead
Mozambique faces uncertainty as two decades of peace ends with fresh attacks from both sides
Family of Norwegian man suspected of Nairobi mall attack say he must have been 'brainwashed'
Commandos pluck al-Qaeda suspect out of Tripoli, but Seal Team Six raid on al-Shabaab beaten back
President Yahya Jammeh said Gambia no longer wished to be part of a "neo-colonial institution"
Witnesses reveal terrible scenes of dead children, sexual abuse at gunpoint, and mutilated bodies
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