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Nigerian military tries to retake city

Heavy fighting reported as the military attempted to retake the north-eastern city of Monguno one day after it fell to Boko Haram.

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Niger lifts refugee camp ban

Niger has lifted a ban on refugee camps as record numbers flee Boko Haram attacks in neighbouring Nigeria.

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Female VP a first for Zambia

Zambia has its first female vice president since gaining independence in 1964.

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Nigerian military tries to retake city
January 26 2015 at 20:24

Heavy fighting reported as the military attempted to retake the north-eastern city of Monguno one day after it fell to Boko Haram.

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Niger lifts refugee camp ban
January 26 2015 at 20:12

Niger has lifted a ban on refugee camps as record numbers flee Boko Haram attacks in neighbouring Nigeria.

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Female VP a first for Zambia
January 26 2015 at 17:52

Zambia has its first female vice president since gaining independence in 1964.

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Mujuru’s fall from Grace continues
January 26 2015 at 17:10

Former Zimbabwean VP, Joice Mujuru, suffered a life-changing blow when the state broadcaster stopped calling her comrade.

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Egypt convicts doctor in FGM case
January 26 2015 at 16:56

An appeals court has convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing a female genital mutilation that killed a teenage girl, a lawyer said.

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Zambia’s new leader drops white VP
January 26 2015 at 16:53

Zambia's President Edgar Lungu dropped vice-president Guy Scott from his administration when he announced his cabinet.

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SANDF unaware of SA soldiers in Nigeria
January 26 2015 at 16:11

The defence force said it was unaware of former South African soldiers being deployed to Nigeria to help destroy Boko Haram.

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LRA commander to face ICC judges
January 26 2015 at 13:19

Former child soldier-turned-warlord Dominic Ongwen is to make his first appearance in The Hague.

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Body of slain French hostage flown home
January 26 2015 at 13:17

The body of a French tourist who was kidnapped and beheaded by jihadists in Algeria was put on a plane to Paris.

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Army lifts Maiduguri curfew
January 26 2015 at 13:17

A curfew imposed in Maiduguri after a Boko Haram attack has been lifted, as the state governor urged residents to stay and fight.

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