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S. Sudan soldiers 'raped dozens' near UN camp
South Sudanese government soldiers raped dozens of ethnic Nuer women and girls last week just outside a United Nations camp where they had sought protection from renewed fighting, and at least two died from their injuries, witnesses and civilian leaders said.
 
Liberia slum losing fight against ocean after surviving war and disease
The fishermen, hustlers and market traders of West Point have survived two civil wars and an Ebola epidemic, but this resilient Liberian slum cannot hold back the ocean that is slowly swallowing it.
 
A former Somali MP who joined the Shabab group in 2010 was one of two suicide bombers who killed 13 people near a United Nations and African Union base, the militants announced Wednesday.
 
UN: Western Sahara peacekeeping not fully operational
The Security Council says the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara is not fully operational four months after Morocco expelled most civilian staff members to protest U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon's use of the word "occupation" to describe the status of the disputed territory.
 
Hundreds of Tunisian demonstrated Monday in the capital to protest against a bill being discussed in parliament to grant amnesty to people accused of corruption.
 
At least 13 people were killed on Tuesday in twin bombings near U.N. and African Union buildings adjoining Mogadishu's airport, police said, in what the jihadist Shabaab group claimed as a suicide attack.
 
A house fire during a party in Madagascar has killed 38 people including 16 children as the blaze ripped through a thatched roof, police said Monday.
 
'Sugar daddies' and 'blessers': A threat to the fight against AIDS
Lebogang Motsumi, 27, still remembers the moment when she learnt she had contracted HIV from a man a decade her senior.
 
Nigeria on Sunday celebrated two years without a new case of polio, in a major stride toward Africa being declared free of the devastating disease.
 
Elderly women risk lives crushing rock for money in Cameroon
MAROUA, Cameroon -- In a northern Cameroon town menaced by food insecurity and suicide bombers, women as old as 85 are spending long, grueling days crushing rocks into gravel to earn a living.
 
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