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Nigeria: Over a dozen people killed in Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

In tonight's edition: over a dozen people die in Boko Haram's biggest recent raid on the northeastern city of Maiduguri. Also, firefighters in South Africa’s Western Cape battle blazes that have followed the biggest winter storm to hit the region in decades. And in South Sudan, aid organisations struggle to reach those most in need of food aid.

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Over a dozen people die in Boko Haram's biggest recent raid on the northeastern city of Maiduguri. Gunmen and suicide attackers descend on the city, but Abuja believes the extremist group is on its last legs. Authorities are focusing more on rebuilding communities ravaged by the insurgency.

Firefighters in South Africa’s Western Cape battle blazes that have followed the biggest winter storm to hit the region in decades.

And as South Sudan struggles with the insecurity caused by years of civil war, those most vulnerable to the fallout from the conflict struggle to find enough to eat. Many forced from their homes rely on aid to stave off starvation.

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