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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.
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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.
 
In recent weeks, packs of shoeless boys and girls have been coaxed off the streets where they have spent their childhoods, crying and frightened as they are loaded onto buses in the Senegalese capital Dakar.
 
Rescue operation
Sub-Saharan refugees and migrants, mostly from Nigeria, aboard a partially punctured rubber boat, receive life jackets during a rescue operation on the Mediterranean Sea, about 30 kilometers north of Az Zawiyah, Libya, on Thursday, July 21.
 
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