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Millions of Nigerians go to the polls

Despite a climate of tension and fear millions of Nigerians lined up for presidential and parliamentary elections.

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Fatal al-Shabaab siege at Somali hotel ends

Somali troops took control of a hotel that extremist gunmen stormed and occupied for more than 12 hours following a suicide bombing.

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Somali hotel attack rages on

At least four gunmen have taken positions inside a Mogadishu hotel, where the security forces are trying to regain control, an offcial says.

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Sierra Leone’s troops confined to barracks
March 24 2015 at 10:19

Sierra Leone's army chief has warned soldiers to steer clear of a political crisis sparked by the dismissal of the country’s vice-president.

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Bardo Museum set for grand re-opening
March 24 2015 at 06:16

Tunisia hopes to send a message to Islamic State by re-opening the museum that was recently targeted by the group.

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Karim Wade sentenced in graft case
March 24 2015 at 06:15

The son of former Senegal president Abdoulaye Wade has been jailed for six years after a deeply divisive graft case.

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Mali committed to deal - Keita
March 24 2015 at 06:15

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita says Mali will do everything possible to meet its obligations under a peace deal with rebels.

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Kafando recalls 10 ambassadors
March 24 2015 at 06:15

Burkina Faso’s interim leader Michel Kafando has recalled 10 ambassadors who were appointed by his ousted predecessor.

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Security bosses axed after Tunis attack
March 23 2015 at 14:46

Tunisia's prime minister has fired five leading security officials after three gunmen attacked a Tunis museum.

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Uganda shuts down 5 madrassas
March 23 2015 at 14:37

Kampala - A Ugandan police official says five madrassas across Uganda have been shut down over allegations they are training students to become extremists.

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‘Slow Ebola response cost many lives’
March 23 2015 at 10:47

The slow international response to the West Africa Ebola outbreak cost thousands of lives, Medecins Sans Frontieres has said.

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Third Tunis gunman ‘on the run’
March 22 2015 at 16:18

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essibsi said security forces were hunting for a third man involved in a deadly attack at the national museum in the capital.

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Wade Jr to run for Senegal president
March 22 2015 at 09:42

Senegal's main opposition party chose Karim Wade as its candidate despite corruption charges that could see him jailed for seven years.

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