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Bouteflika poised to win re-election

Algerians have voted in an election President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is expected to win after 15 years in power, despite rare public appearances.

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Kidnapped aid workers freed in Mali

French troops in Mali freed five local aid workers kidnapped in February, the presidents of France and Mali said.

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Easter pardon for Malawi prisoners

Malawian President Joyce Banda freed 281 prisoners from the country's overcrowded jails as part of Easter celebrations.

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Bouteflika poised to win re-election
April 17 2014 at 21:17

Algerians have voted in an election President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is expected to win after 15 years in power, despite rare public appearances.

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Kidnapped aid workers freed in Mali
April 17 2014 at 20:57

French troops in Mali freed five local aid workers kidnapped in February, the presidents of France and Mali said.

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Easter pardon for Malawi prisoners
April 17 2014 at 20:46

Malawian President Joyce Banda freed 281 prisoners from the country's overcrowded jails as part of Easter celebrations.

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US sanctions Zimbabwe official
April 17 2014 at 20:27

The US Treasury Department is sanctioning a government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy.

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Parents demand answers on missing girls
April 17 2014 at 16:10

Anxious Nigerian parents demanded answers about the fate of their daughters after the military claimed that 121 were now free.

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Several hurt in shooting in S Sudan
April 17 2014 at 16:09

At least 14 people were wounded in South Sudan after gunmen attacked civilians sheltering inside a UN peacekeeping base in Bor.

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Ailing Bouteflika votes in wheelchair
April 17 2014 at 15:43

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is widely expected to win a fourth term, cast his ballot from a wheelchair in Algiers.

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Nigeria schoolgirls still missing - principal
April 17 2014 at 15:43

A Nigerian school principal denied reports from the military that most of the students kidnapped by Islamists were now safe.

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Karim Wade faces corruption trial
April 17 2014 at 11:20

The son of Senegal’s former president is set to go on trial - a year after being accused of illegally amassing a huge fortune.

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Liberia’s Gyude Bryant dies
April 17 2014 at 11:04

Gyude Bryant, who led a peacetime government in Liberia after two ruinous civil wars, has died at the age of 65.

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