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Mugabe: A controversial choice for AU chairman

Harare (AFP) - The new chairman of the African Union, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, is the continent's oldest leader -- and one of its most controversial post-colonial figures.
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Nigeria's Jonathan takes election campaign to key oil region

Port Harcourt (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday took his re-election campaign to the Niger Delta, knowing that victory in the key oil region will help determine the winner of next month's vote....
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Attack me if you dare, Boko Haram chief taunts 'African kings'

Yaoundé (AFP) - The head of Boko Haram -- the enigmatic Abubakar Shekau -- has openly taunted the countries being menaced by the armed Islamist group as they call for a united effort to crush it....
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French aid worker kidnapped in Central African Republic

Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) - Two aid workers, including a 67-year-old French woman, were kidnapped on Monday in the capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic, the French government said....
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Tunisia premier forms new government after elections

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's nominated prime minister Habib Essid said on Friday he had formed his new government after negotiations among secular party Nidaa Tounes and other smaller partners in the parliament, but without any posts appointed to Islamist party Ennahda....
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Mali government declares country Ebola-free

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's health minister declared the West African nation free of Ebola on Sunday following a 42-day period without a new case of the deadly virus....
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Charlie Hebdo protests leave at least 10 dead in Niger

CAIRO (AP) — At least 10 people have been killed in violent protests in the West African nation of Niger over the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's depiction of the Prophet Muhammad, the country's president said....
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Nigeria's neighbours band together to fight Boko Haram

Libreville (AFP) - Cameroon, Chad and Niger have launched a regional bid to combat the Boko Haram Islamists, as their attacks spread beyond Nigeria and concern mounts over the Nigerians' failure to regain control....
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Aid agencies fear Libya public services collapse, hospitals suffer: TRFN

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Falling oil revenues and intensiying fighting across Libya mean the humanitarian situation is worsening and basic public services may collapse, aid agencies said....
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Escape from Boko Haram: 'I kept stepping on dead bodies'

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Yanaye Grema hid for three days between a wall and his neighbours' house, as Boko Haram fighters ransacked his hometown of Baga on the shore of Lake Chad in Nigeria's far northeast....
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