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Uganda detains opposition leader again as president heads for vote win

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Police detained Uganda's main opposition candidate Kizza Besigye for the third time this week and clashed with his supporters on Friday as early contested election results showed President Yoweri Museveni set to extend his 30-year grip on power.
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Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Get Unexpectedly Hostile Homecoming

....Approximately 2,000 women and girls have been abducted since 2012, but international awareness was only raised in late April 2014 after Boko Haram snatched nearly 300 girls from a school in the town of Chibok, in northeastern Nigeria. .......
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South Sudan president appoints rival as deputy, sealing peace deal

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir has re-appointed his rival Riek Machar as vice president, a decree said on Thursday, sealing a deal to try to end months of civil war in the world's newest nation....
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Nigerian army economical with truth, 750 missing in Zaria

TEHRAN, Feb. 02 (MNA) – The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has stated that the Nigerian army is not telling the truth by claiming that only seven people were killed during a clash between both parties in Zaria, Kaduna state....
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South Africa's Zuma to pay back money for home upgrade

Johannesburg (AFP) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma will pay back some of the public funds used to upgrade his private home, his office said Wednesday, attempting to end a two-year scandal that has plagued his government....
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Somalia received Saudi aid the day it cut ties with Iran: document

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somalia received a pledge of aid for $50 million from Saudi Arabia this month on the same day it announced it was cutting ties with Saudi rival Iran, a document seen by Reuters showed....
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Siege over at Burkina Faso hotel, separate assault ongoing

Ouagadougou (AFP) - Security forces in Burkina Faso ended a siege Saturday at hotel and a restaurant that were stormed by Al Qaeda linked gunmen, killing three jihadists and freeing 126 people, but another assault was ongoing at second hotel nearby....
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U.S. 'deeply disappointed' Rwandan president will seek third term

KIGALI (Reuters) - The United States is "deeply disappointed" by Rwandan President Paul Kagame's New Year's announcement that he would seek a third term in 2017, according to the U.S. State Department....
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Somalia housing boom as Mogadishu emerges from ashes of war

Mogadishu (AFP) - Somalia's elegant colonial villas were left in ruins by two decades of street fighting among warlords, and the seaside capital Mogadishu was dubbed the most dangerous city in the world....
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Burundi's president threatens to fight African peacekeepers

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza threatened on Wednesday to fight any African Union peacekeepers imposed on his country, in his most confrontational comments yet on a mounting political crisis....
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