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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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Africa among Iran's Priorities for Economic Ties: FM

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that the Islamic Republic attaches importance to trade and economic ties with African countries. printPrint ...
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Burkina Faso and Niger to swap towns in border change

Ouagadougou (AFP) - Burkina Faso and Niger have announced they will exchange 18 towns in order to settle a long-running border dispute and end years of litigation. ...
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Who owns the Nile?

After years of conflict about control over the Nile, Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have now apparently chosen the path of co-operation over open dispute. ...
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