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Boko Haram, whose armed struggle for an Islamic state has gone on for almost five years.
Boko Haram, whose armed struggle for an Islamic state has gone on for almost five years.

Most of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls still missing

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.

Most of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls still missing

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.

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Mugabe warns opposition against violent protests

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.

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Algeria's Bouteflika set for re-election, foes cry fraud

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.

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Armed mob attacks UN in South Sudan

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.

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Little known Jihadist group vows new Egypt attacks

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.

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Kenya's Equity Bank looks to telecoms to boost growth

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.

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Nigerian military continue searching for missing schoolgirls

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.

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Egyptian court jails 119 Morsi supporters

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.

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Thousands flee gun battle as Chad withdraw from CAR

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.

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Nigeria vows to protect May "African Davos" in bomb-hit capital

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.

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