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African leaders urged not to cling to power

The UN’s Ban Ki-moon told African leaders that undemocratic constitutional changes and legal loopholes should never be used to stay in office.

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Nigeria's Buhari vows to end graft

Nigeria's presidential challenger Muhammadu Buhari pledged to tackle the country's three greatest ills - insecurity, inequality and corruption.

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Unban corporal punishment: Zim union

A teachers union in Zimbabwe wants President Robert Mugabe to rescind a ban on corporal punishment because schools risked turning into “jungles.”

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Mujuru’s fall from Grace continues
January 26 2015 at 17:10

Former Zimbabwean VP, Joice Mujuru, suffered a life-changing blow when the state broadcaster stopped calling her comrade.

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Egypt convicts doctor in FGM case
January 26 2015 at 16:56

An appeals court has convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing a female genital mutilation that killed a teenage girl, a lawyer said.

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Zambia’s new leader drops white VP
January 26 2015 at 16:53

Zambia's President Edgar Lungu dropped vice-president Guy Scott from his administration when he announced his cabinet.

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SANDF unaware of SA soldiers in Nigeria
January 26 2015 at 16:11

The defence force said it was unaware of former South African soldiers being deployed to Nigeria to help destroy Boko Haram.

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LRA commander to face ICC judges
January 26 2015 at 13:19

Former child soldier-turned-warlord Dominic Ongwen is to make his first appearance in The Hague.

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Body of slain French hostage flown home
January 26 2015 at 13:17

The body of a French tourist who was kidnapped and beheaded by jihadists in Algeria was put on a plane to Paris.

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Army lifts Maiduguri curfew
January 26 2015 at 13:17

A curfew imposed in Maiduguri after a Boko Haram attack has been lifted, as the state governor urged residents to stay and fight.

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Police brutality suspected after protester’s death
January 26 2015 at 09:12

Images of a slain protester have touched off powerful criticism of Egypt's government on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.

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Kerry warns Nigeria against post-poll violence
January 26 2015 at 09:12

John Kerry is in Nigeria to urge its rival political camps to respect the outcome of a February 14 presidential election.

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Morocco arrests suspected Algerian militant
January 26 2015 at 09:12

A suspected Algerian member of the militant group responsible for kidnapping and beheading a French tourist has been arrested.

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