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A mystery explosion in a town close to the Libyan capital Tripoli has killed at least 25 people, apparently after a dispute at a shop escalated.
The blast took place in Garabulli after clashes between locals and militia fighters from the city of Misrata.

Charities, or NGOs, working in Kenya risk losing their licenses if they fail to comply with new tough rules about employing foreigners.
The authorities say that, with some exceptions, foreigners should not be employed if there are Kenyans who can do the job.

A witness in a trial over a spate of murders of Muslim clerics in Uganda was "beaten and castrated" because he agreed to testify, prosecutors say.
The defence argued those on trial could not have been responsible for the attack as they were in jail.

The coach of the women's 1,500m world record holder and reigning world champion has been arrested in Spain as part of an anti-doping operation.

The country's official telecoms regulator says they had not approved the recent price hike.

An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted president Muhammad Mursi and five others to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based Al-Jazeera TV network during his short-lived term.

Investigators are subjecting the flight recorders from the EgyptAir jet which crashed last month to electrical tests before analysis can begin.
Egyptian air accident investigation sources told Reuters news agency it would take "lots of time and effort" to fix the two damaged recorders.

Algeria has temporarily blocked access to social media across the country in an attempt to fight cheating in secondary school exams.

An official body in South Africa has ruled that university bursaries offered to proven female virgins were unlawful and should be scrapped.
The Uthukela municipality in KwaZulu-Natal province introduced the bursaries to reduce Aids and child pregnancies.

UN health experts have recommended cutting the standard dose of yellow fever vaccine by 80% in emergencies, amid a global vaccine shortage.
A smaller dose would provide immunity for at least 12 months, they said.

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