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Latest update : 2014-07-09

Somalia : Al Shebab attack on presidential palace

The sounds of gunfire and explosions rung through Mogadishu today as Al Shebab rebels staged a suicide bomb attack on Somalia's presidential palace. Authourities say the situation is under control but extremists fighters claimed they managed to seize the presidential office and has called the assault a victory that undermines authourities efforts to boost security in the capital .

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2014-10-20 Ebola

Exiled family returns to Somaliland

Unlike Somalia, Somaliland is largely peaceful and stable, but not internationally recognised as a nation. Our correspondents have met Sarah Halgan, a singer and aficionada of...

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2014-10-21 Africa

Central African Republic: Stability still a struggle ahead of 2015 elections

Calls for the departure of Central African Republic’s president continue as the troubled country battles to restore stability. We hear from Marie-Reine Hassen, a former foreign...

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2014-10-17 Africa

Nigeria: Reports of ceasefire between government and Boko Haram

There are conflicting reports over whether a ceasefire deal has been reached with Boko Haram, as well as an agreement to free 219 abducted schoolgirls. Meanwhile, in Cameroon,...

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2014-09-24 Africa

Algerian jihadists execute French hostage

An Algerian Islamist group has beheaded a French hiker kidnapped in Algeria on Sunday. Militants calling themselves the Caliphate Soldiers released a video of Hervé Gourdel's...

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2014-10-09 Africa

Central African Republic: Violence returns to Bangui

At least seven people have been killed in renewed unrest in the Central African Republic, as the fragile nation sees the worst violence since a UN force took over peacekeeping...

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