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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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Machar vows to take oil fields
April 15 2014 at 12:38

Rebel leader Riek Machar has vowed to attack South Sudan’s capital and to target crucial oil fields.

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Bashir’s decree targets political groups
April 15 2014 at 12:25

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has banned political parties from holding meetings without permission from the authorities.

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Fourteen face mutiny charges in Freetown
April 15 2014 at 11:28

Thirteen soldiers and a captain accused of planning to kidnap President Ernest Bai Koroma have been charged in Sierra Leone.

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Paul Sadala killed in Congo gun battle
April 15 2014 at 11:28

A militia leader accused of kidnapping, rape and cannibalism in the DRC has been killed during a gun battle.

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Abuja bombing sparks security blitz
April 15 2014 at 11:02

Nigeria hosts the World Economic Forum on Africa in May - and it’s determined to beef up national security before then.

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Jordan’s ambassador to Libya kidnapped
April 15 2014 at 11:01

Fawaz al-Itan was kidnapped after masked gunmen attacked his car and shot his driver, according to Libya’s foreign ministry.

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Ebola under control now, says Guinea
April 15 2014 at 11:01

Foreign Minister Francois Fall says Guinea has managed to stem the spread of Ebola.

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Observers happy with Guinea-Bissau poll
April 15 2014 at 10:41

Ecowas observers have expressed confidence that the weekend election in Guinea-Bissau was free and fair.

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Boutros Ghali detained in France - report
April 15 2014 at 10:41

Egypt’s former finance minister, Youssef Boutros Ghali, has been detained in Paris on an international warrant.

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Ugandan athletes claim abuse by coach
April 15 2014 at 10:41

Ugandan lawmakers are investigating allegations that a top coach harassed female runners on the national team.

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