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Tunisian soldiers stand guard outside the Bouchoucha army barracks in Tunis on May 25, 2015 after a soldier opened fire at his colleagues

Tunisian soldier is shot dead after opening fire at military base in capital Tunis

Soldier killed a colonel and wounded eight others in shooting

Relatives and friends gather around the covered body of Zedi Feruzi, the head of opposition party UPD, who was shot dead by gunmen

Zedi Feruzi killed: Leader of Burundi opposition party shot dead in Bujumbura

The leader of UPD-Zigamibanga was killed in a drive-by shooting

More than 110,000 people have fled the tiny central African state amid unrest that observers fear could trigger a return to conflict

Burundi crisis: Thousands flee country amid fears of violent backlash - while President Pierre Nkurunziza plays football

The armed youth wing loyal to the President - the feared Imbonerakure - are accused of intimidation, rampant violence and extra-judicial killings

An armed Somali pirate, pictured in 2010

The new pirate era: 6 charts that reveal how piracy has changed and grown in recent years

International efforts have pulverised Somali piracy, but violence is on the rise in African waters and pirates are flourishing in Asia

A Burundian protester reacts in front of a burning barricade during an anti-government demonstration in the capital Bujumbura, Burundi, 21 May 2015.

Burundi crisis: President Nkurunziza plays football as two protesters die in demonstrations

Protesters say it is illegal for President Pierre Nkurunziza to serve a third term

Ugandan pop star Jemimah Kansiime arrested and jailed for wearing short dress in music video

If she's found guilty of breaking the country's strict new anti-pornography laws, the singer could be set to face a jail sentence of up to 10 years

More than 100 primitive hammers, anvils and other stone artefacts have been unearthed in the desert hills bordering the western shores of Lake Turkana in the Kenyan Rift Valley in a discovery that the researchers claim “marks a new beginning to the known archaeological record”.

'New beginning to the known archaeological record' as oldest stone tools ever discovered found in Kenya

The implements, dating back 3.3m years, predate the earliest known members of the Homo genus by about half a million years

Proesters have taken to the streets again

Burundi crisis: President clings to power and delays elections amid continuing violence against protesters

More than 100,000 have fled ensuing violence into neighbouring countries

Burundian refugees queue to receive handout clothes in a refugee camp in Gashora, south of the capital Kigali

Tanzania confirms cholera at Burundian refugee camp

Burundi's embattled President sacks his defence and foreign ministers five days after surviving an attempted coup

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'White Widow' has 'killed 400 people' as part of Somali terror group

Somali security official says Samantha Lewthwaite is masterminding attacks carried out by al-Shabab fighters

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Bob Hewitt jailed: Disgraced former tennis champion sentenced to six years in prison for raping underage girls he coached

The player won all four Grand Slams in his doubles career and taught children

Burundi's president warns of al-Shabab threat as he makes first appearance since coup attempt

'I came here to contact my friends and my fellow presidents in Kenya and Uganda and these countries are being targeted by al-Shabab'

Egypt’s deposed President Mohamed Morsi in the defendant’s cage during his trial in Cairo last November

Egyptian judges shot dead in Sinai hours after former president Mohamed Morsi sentenced to death

It was unclear whether the reported murders were linked to the sentencing

Mohamed Morsi as he is sentenced to death in a Cairo courtroom on Saturday

Mohamed Morsi: Egypt's first democratically elected president sentenced to death along with over 100 defendants

The cluster of defendants held inside a cage shouted on hearing the news that Morsi, along with 105 others, was convicted of breaking out of prison

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Abuse - and the hell that came afterwards

Abuse - and the hell that follows

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