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Tanzanian opposition says 40 volunteers arrested after election

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's opposition Chadema party said on Monday police had detained 40 of its volunteers after a combined presidential and parliamentary election at the weekend, in an incident marring an otherwise broadly peaceful voting process.
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Remains of 'Africa's Che Guevara' riddled with bullets: lawyer

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - An autopsy has shown the remains of Burkina Faso's ex-president Thomas Sankara, a leftist hero known as "Africa's Che Guevara", were riddled with bullets, strengthening assertions he was executed in a 1987 coup, a lawyer said on Tuesday....
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S. Africans protest against US singer Pharrell's concert

Cape Town (AFP) - Several hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators on Monday staged a protest against Grammy-winning American musician Pharrell Williams outside a venue where he was holding a concert in Cape Town....
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Chad executes 10 Boko Haram members by firing squad: sources

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad has executed 10 members of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram by firing squad, a day after they were sentenced on terrorism charges, security sources said on Saturday....
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Burundi president says God will defeat rebels as he starts third term

Nairobi (AFP) - Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza warned rebels Thursday that they would be crushed by God after being sworn in for a controversial third term following weeks of protests and a failed coup against him....
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New Nigerian leader faces monumental struggle with graft

Lagos (AFP) - When Nigeria's new first lady Aisha Buhari appeared at her husband's inauguration wearing what looked like a $50,000 Cartier watch, scores took to the Internet to voice their surprise....
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C.Africa's diamonds come at high price in blood and sweat

Boda (Central African Republic) (AFP) - Barefoot, with sweat pouring down their naked chests, 50 men slave in the depths of the Central African forest digging for diamonds in a sandy pit half the size of a football pitch....
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Neither a sprint nor a marathon

Africa’s most impressive economic managers suffer from excessive caution...
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French soldiers stalked by invisible enemy in Mali

Gao (Mali) (AFP) - Based in Mali's inhospitable northern desert, French troops are waging an attritional campaign against a ghost-like, invisible enemy -- a master in the guerrilla art of hit-and-run....
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Africa: 'the next China' for contemporary art

Lagos (AFP) - Giles Peppiatt, from Bonhams in London, had good reason to make the trip to Nigeria's financial capital, Lagos, for the auction house's next sale of African art -- a glut of potential buyers....
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