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Kenyans return to work as opposition strike call flops

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyans largely ignored an opposition call to go on strike on Monday, re-opening shops and returning to work as they shrugged off demands for demonstrations against President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election and against the killing of protesters.

Machine gun attack on U.N. Mali base in Timbuktu kills seven

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in the northern Mali city of Timbuktu on Monday, officials said, killing seven people, including five Malian security guards, a gendarme and civilian.

South Africa’s Western Cape province confirms presence of H5N8 bird flu

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's Western Cape has detected type H5N8 bird flu on two ostrich farms, the province's agriculture department said on Tuesday.

Sierra Leone mudslide kills at least 200 as houses are buried

There are fears for many who may have been asleep when the mudslide hit near Freetown.

Burkina Faso gun attack kills 18 people at cafe

Two attackers also die in a siege that continues into the morning in the capital Ouagadougou.

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