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2014 General Elections
Algeria's Bouteflika set for re-election, foes cry fraud
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Friday 18 April 2014 20:30
Nigeria's northeast Borno state said on Friday only 20 of up to 129 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels were back with their parents.
Friday 18 April 2014 20:26
Zimbabwe turned 34 years on Friday. Marking the first independence celebrations since his landslide election win, veteran ruler Robert Mugabe warned the opposition.
Friday 18 April 2014 14:42
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appeared set to win re-election for another five years on Friday after a vote opponents dismissed as a stage-managed fraud to keep the ailing leader in power.
Friday 18 April 2014 08:40
A mob of armed civilians pretending to be peaceful protesters delivering a petition to the United Nations in South Sudan forced their way into a UN base sheltering some 5 000 civilians.
Friday 18 April 2014 07:34
A little-known jihadist group, Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt), claimed a series of attacks and vowed new ones targeting Egyptian security forces in a video posted on its Twitter account.
Thursday 17 April 2014 15:23
Equity Bank of Kenya will launch a telecoms services arm in a bid to grow its market share in the fast-growing mobile phone-based financial services market, it said on Thursday.
Thursday 17 April 2014 07:30
Nigeria's military says on Wednesday its forces had freed most of the more than 100 teenage schoolgirls abducted by Islamist Boko Haram militants.
Wednesday 16 April 2014 17:19
An Egyptian court sentenced 119 supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi to three years each in prison on Wednesday in connection with protests last October against his overthrow.
Wednesday 16 April 2014 10:00
Thousands fled as gun battle between Chadian troops escorting a convoy of Muslim civilians and local militia in Central African Republic.
Tuesday 15 April 2014 16:40
Nigeria pledged on Tuesday to deploy more than 6,000 police and soldiers to protect a World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja next month.
South Africans will go to the polls for the country's fifth democratic general elections in 2014. Previous national and provincial elections were held in 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009.
All the latest news, exclusive insight and multimedia from the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius
Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan will present the National Budget to Parliament on 26 February 2014.
South Africa was freed from the shackles of apartheid and the first democratic elections were held in 1994. A journey of freedom is documented in this special feature.