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09:16, 24 July 2014 Thursday
U N chief names Danish diplomat new envoy to South

Ban Ki-moon named Danish diplomat Ellen Margrethe Loj as his new special envoy to South Sudan and head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission

21:04, 23 July 2014 Wednesday
Bombs targeting Ramadan gathering hit Nigeria -UPDATED

The bombs was reportedly targeting thousands of Muslims under the leadership of Sheik Dahiru Usman Bauchi, another one aimed at opposition leader and ex-president Muhammadu Buhari

16:49, 23 July 2014 Wednesday
Somali MP shot dead in Mogadishu

Unidentified militants opened fire on MP Sada Ali's vehicle, leaving her dead.

15:09, 23 July 2014 Wednesday
Fuel tanks hit in clashes near Libyan airport

Firefighters used foam spray to douse the flames at the fuel storage facility, bringing the blaze under control

12:39, 23 July 2014 Wednesday
Benin detains 10 people in child trafficking probe

Trafficked children in the region were typically sold either for use in voodoo practices or to crooked adoption agencies

10:10, 23 July 2014 Wednesday
Kenyan opposition approves referendum plan

A statement renewed calls for President Uhuru Kenyatta's ruling Jubilee Coalition to pull Kenyan troops out of Somalia.

10:07, 23 July 2014 Wednesday
S Sudan rebel delegation shunned by Uganda s Museveni

The delegates headed for Kampala along with mediators from the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an east Africa trade bloc, which has been active in the South Sudan peace talks for months.

09:53, 23 July 2014 Wednesday
Suicide bombing kills seven in Libya's Benghazi

Tuesday's attack followed two days of deadly fighting between army troops and members of the Ansar al-Sharia militia which left at least 30 people dead.

09:32, 23 July 2014 Wednesday
Boko Haram moves unopposed in strategic Nigerian town

Moving into the area could represent Boko Haram's biggest strategic success since a military offensive dislodged it from several cities and towns in Borno state last year.

09:24, 23 July 2014 Wednesday
Central African Republic Muslim rebels demand partition

Seleka's head of delegation, General Mohamed Moussa Dhaffane, told a session it was time to formalise the split after tens of thousands of Muslims had fled the south.

17:12, 22 July 2014 Tuesday
Libya oil output slips fresh fighting in Tripoli

At least 47 people have died in the week-long Tripoli airport clashes, which involved artillery, Grad rockets and anti-aircraft guns, in some of the heaviest street fighting since the 2011 civil war.

14:59, 22 July 2014 Tuesday
Kerry aides checked by security at Egyptian presidential palace

Footage taken at the Egyptian presidential palace showed an official briefly raising a handheld metal-detecting wand to the lower part of Kerry's jacket before waving him through for the meeting

10:20, 22 July 2014 Tuesday
Kenya exempts Muslims from Lamu curfew

Police had earlier ordered a dawn-to-dusk curfew in the troubled Lamu county.

09:52, 22 July 2014 Tuesday
Emaciated children in South Sudan point to looming famine

In relief agency feeding centres, mothers seeking medical help for skeletal children tell harrowing tales of life in the bush, where they could only scavenge for fruit or roots.

09:09, 22 July 2014 Tuesday
South Sudanese rebels to mend ties seek Ugandan troop withdrawal

Rebel officials are due to hold talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who openly said in January his forces were supporting South Sudanese President Salva Kiir

23:59, 21 July 2014 Monday
Nigeria Boko Haram attack causes over 15 000 to flee

Abdulkair Ibrahim, a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Borno, said the agency had records of 15,204 people who had fled Damboa and the six villages

22:39, 21 July 2014 Monday
Militants attack army base in Libya's Benghazi seven killed

Militants linked to Ansar al-Sharia attacked an army camp and were repelled by troops and forces loyal to renegade retired general Khalifa Haftar

16:19, 21 July 2014 Monday
Kenya army Twitter account hacked

According to the hackers, more Kenyans have been killed in drug deals than by terrorists.

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