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Tunisia leaders quit ruling party
Tunisia's interim president and prime minister quit the RCD party, in an apparent bid to defuse anger over its continued involvement in running the country.
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Tensions high in Tunis protests
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UN praises south Sudan referendum
The UN Security Council welcomes the mostly peaceful and orderly referendum in Southern Sudan that is widely expected to result in secession.
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Nigeria army shoot-to-kill in Jos
Nigeria's army says its soldiers have been given permission to shoot to kill in the city of Jos, troubled by sectarian violence.
Pirate kidnappings 'record high'
Pirates took a record 1,181 hostages in 2010, despite increased patrolling of the seas, a maritime watchdog says.
Egyptian kills himself with fire
S Africa declares flood disaster
UN inspects Iran arms to Nigeria
Rwanda warrant for dissent exiles
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