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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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Bullets fly as Chadian troops leave CAR
April 16 2014 at 11:02

Thousands fled as a gun battle erupted between Chadian troops escorting a convoy of Muslim civilians and militia fighters in Central African Republic.

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Burundi fumes over ‘baseless rumours’
April 16 2014 at 11:02

Burundi’s government has demanded that the UN provide evidence to support claims that members of the Imbonerakure youth wing are being armed.

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Ailing Bouteflika urges Algerians to vote
April 16 2014 at 10:29

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has asked Algerians to defy widespread boycott calls and vote in the election.

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EU agrees to train Mali police
April 16 2014 at 09:21

The European Union has pledged to send civilian advisers to train and advise the national police force in Mali.

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UN moves to track warlord’s followers
April 16 2014 at 09:21

DRC militia leader Paul Sadala was killed this week - and the UN wants to locate a group of his followers.

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US praises peaceful polls in Guinea-Bissau
April 16 2014 at 09:21

The United States says the successful elections in Guinea-Bissau were an “important step” forward for the country.

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S Sudan refugees flood Somalia: UN
April 15 2014 at 19:56

Up to 1 000 refugees from war-torn South Sudan are fleeing to Ethiopia each day, many of them on the brink of death, the UN said.

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Envoy’s kidnappers state their demands
April 15 2014 at 19:50

Libyan gunmen who kinapped the Jordanian ambassador want an Islamist militant released from a Jordanian jail.

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Rwanda parades attack plot suspects
April 15 2014 at 18:36

Rwandan police have paraded four people accused of planning grenade attacks on the country's leaders.

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Nigeria vows to protect ‘African Davos’
April 15 2014 at 16:21

Nigeria pledged to deploy more than 6 000 police and soldiers to protect a World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja.

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