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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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Maldives police arrest opposition leaders after clashes

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Authorities in the Maldives arrested three opposition leaders and nearly 200 other people after clashes erupted between police and protesters demanding the resignation of the Indian Ocean islands' president and the release from jail of his predecessor and the main opponent....
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Nigeria: 234 more women, children rescued

(CNN)Nigerian troops have rescued an additional 234 women and girls in the Sambisa Forest, a stronghold for Boko Haram militants, a Nigerian military spokesman said Friday. ...
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Outrage after S African minister denied entry to Israel

South Africa demands explanation from Tel Aviv after minister is denied visa to visit Israel for diplomatic work....
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Foreigners tell of being 'hunted like dogs' in South Africa

Blantyre (Malawi) (AFP) - Foreigners fleeing xenophobic violence in South Africa told Tuesday of how they escaped marauding death mobs and vowed never to return to the country where they had sought a new life. ...
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Toll from DR Congo machete attack rises to 19

Goma (DR Congo) (AFP) - Nineteen people, including a pregnant woman, were killed in a machete attack in a region of the Democratic Republic of Congo that has been repeatedly attacked by Ugandan rebels, according to an updated death toll Thursday....
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Kenya warned over closing world's biggest refugee camp

Geneva (AFP) - The United Nations warned Kenyan authorities Tuesday that closing the world's biggest refugee camp complex would have "extreme humanitarian and practical consequences" and would violate international law. ...
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Zimbabwean president arrives in South Africa for state visit

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zimbabwe's president has arrived in South Africa for his first official state visit in more than 20 years....
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Kenya names law graduate as gunman in student massacre

Nairobi (AFP) - Kenya authorities have named one of the gunmen who killed 148 people in a university massacre as an ethnic Somali Kenyan national and law graduate, highlighting the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab's ability to recruit within the country....
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