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Latest update : 2013-10-31

Tunisia suicide bomber himself blows up on deserted beach

For the first time since 2002, Tunisian authorities face suicide bombings. One attack is foiled but another bomber detonates on a deserted beach. Also, Congolese troops backed by UN forces chase M23 rebels from their mountain stronghold of Bunagana. And diplomatic tensions between Luanda and Lisbon could cost Portugal dearly. After Angola rejects accusations of corruptions, our correspondants say some Portuguese living in Angola think Lisbon should back

By Georja Calvin-Smith

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2014-04-16 Rwanda

Rwandan singer amongst terror plot suspects

There is a narrow escape for several girls who managed to leap off a truck after over 100 students were abducted by islamist extremists in northeastern Nigeria. Soldiers are now...

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2014-04-14 Algeria

Over 70 killed in Nigeria bus station terror attack

Dozens are killed as a packed Abuja bus station is targetted by a powerful bomb. Nigeria's president says the attack bears the hall marks of Boko Haram. Also Guineans are hoping...

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2014-04-11 Somalia

Kenya: Kenyan citizens allegedly caught up in Somali round-up

Political opposition to the Kenyan government's mass round-up of ethnic Somalis is gathering momentum. Some 4,000 people have been arrested in the crackdown, which began a week...

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2014-04-10 United Nations

Central African Republic: Security Council backs peacekeeping force

The UN Security Council has voted to send a peacekeeping force to the Central African Republic. The country has faced escalating violence since a short-lived takeover by Seleka...

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2014-04-09 Chad

Central African Republic: EU troops arrive in Bangui

An estimated 30 people died in the latest round of clashes between rival armed groups in the Central African Republic - just as a first contingent of EU peacekeepers arrived in...

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