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Nigeria, Sao Tome & Principe to review joint development authority

Mr. Buhari says Nigeria will do all within its powers to enhance security in the Gulf

Chief suspect in Bangkok bombing case arrested

The suspect is a foreigner.

Former TV reporter suspected in shooting deaths of US journalists

The suspect remains shot himself when accosted by police.

Ghana man joins Islamic State, family says

Boko Haram, West Africa’s deadliest Islamist militant group, swore allegiance to IS leader, Abu al-Baghdadi in March.

Indonesia Muslim Council wants man called “God” to change name

The council advises the man to add “servant” to his name if he must retain int.

South African ex-police officers convicted of killing Mozambican

Macia was dragged behind a police van for more than 200 metres following a minor traffic altercation.

Sierra Leone releases last known Ebola patient from hospital

During the epidemic, it ebbed only to flare back as scientists said sexual transmission was the most likely explanation for the resurgence.

France awards highest honour to men who thwarted train attack

Mr. Hollande hailed the four’s “incredible act of humanity”.

Death toll in British air show could be as high as 11 – London police

The police said it was not known why the pilot, said to be an experienced former Royal Air Force pilot, lost control of the craft.

Authorities piece together profile of Paris-bound train gunman

He claimed to have found his weapons, which included a Kalashnikov… abandoned in a suitcase in a park, the lawyer said.

Italian navy rescues 3,000 migrants in Mediterranean

Operations are continuing and it is still unclear where the people will be taken, a spokesman said.

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21 killed in Somalia suicide bomb attacks

One attack took place in Mogadishu and another at a military training base in the southern port city of Kismayu

3 people killed, 4 injured in U.S. shooting

The attack happened after a basketball game

Italian President Mattarella says terrorism can trigger World War 3

Mattarella also stressed the importance of welcoming those who seek refuge in Europe.

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South Africa blocks Pistorius’ early release

South Africa says releasing Pistorius on Friday would be illegal.

Crashed Indonesian plane ‘totally destroyed’ — Official

38 bodies have so far been recovered.

Bangkok bomb attack targeted at tourists – Thai defence minister

3kg of TNT had been used in the bomb.

Wreckage of missing Indonesian plane found

Bad weather frustrated initial search  for the missing plane.

 Plane carrying 54 people missing

The plane was en route to Oksibil in the south of the country and had 44 adult passengers, five children and infants, and five crew.

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Nigerian Customs Service promises Niger Republic easy cargo transit across borders

Nigerian Customs has mandate to move cargo quickly out of the ports within 48 hours.

Human Rights Watch links AU Forces in Somalia to Wedding Killings

The other recent alleged killings of civilians by AMISOM forces in Merka should also be investigated, Human Rights Watch says Investigate Ugandan Troops for Shooting of 6

U.S. owes Cuba millions of dollars, Fidel Castro says

The former Cuban president said his country would not stop fighting for peace and the well-being of all humanity.

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Britain lodges formal protest with Ecuador over asylum to WikiLeaks founder

“The WikiLeaks founder fears he will be extradited to the U.S. where he could be tried for one of the largest information leaks in U.S. history.

Lenovo to cut 3,200 jobs

Lenovo bought Motorola from Google Inc in 2014 for 2.91 billion dollars.

Shekau no longer lead Boko Haram, says Chad’s President, Idriss Deby

The Chadian leader says the sect will be defeated before the end of the year