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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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Eight girls still missing after Boko Haram raid
April 17 2014 at 11:03

Nigerian military troops have rescued most of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants.

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It’s Vaz versus Nabiam in run-off vote
April 17 2014 at 10:53

Jose Mario Vaz will face Nuno Gomes Nabiam in Guinea Bissau’s presidential run-off on May 18.

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‘Broke’ UN agency pleads for help in CAR
April 17 2014 at 10:53

The conflict in Bangui isn’t getting the attention required to save huge numbers of lives, said the UNHCR at the launch of a $274m appeal.

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Boutros Ghali released in Paris
April 16 2014 at 12:34

Former Egyptian finance minister Youssef Boutros Ghali had to be released in France because of his status as a political refugee in Britain.

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Court jails 119 Morsi supporters
April 16 2014 at 16:02

An Egyptian court sentenced 119 supporters of Mohamed Morsi to three years each in prison for unlawful assembly and thuggery.

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Wounded mom, baby reunited after blasts
April 16 2014 at 11:40

A 10-month-old girl will soon be back in her mother’s arms after their separation during the bus bombings in Abuja.

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Parents face ‘nightmare’ after mass kidnap
April 16 2014 at 16:04

Desperate Nigerian parents pleaded for an end to their "nightmare" after Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped more than 100 school girls.

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Belgian head of Virunga park attacked
April 16 2014 at 11:30

Unidentified armed men have critically wounded Emmanuel de Merode - the head of the Virunga National Park in the DRC.

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Nine killed in Ethiopia bus attack
April 16 2014 at 11:29

A bus carrying dozens of people in western Ethiopia has been ambushed near the Sudanese border.

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King won’t share spotlight with Jesus
April 16 2014 at 11:03

Swaziland’s King Mswati III has rescheduled celebrations of his 46th birthday to avoid an overlap with the Easter holidays.

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