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DR Congo Launches Strikes Against FDLR Hutu Rebels

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has launched its first strikes as part of a long-awaited offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels. Ministers had previously pledged to
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South Africa Harmony Gold Mine Fire To Be Investigated

A leading gold mining firm in South Africa says an investigation will be launched into the cause of fire which left 486 workers trapped underground...
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Boko Haram Crisis Nigerian Abductees Reunited With Families

A group of 158 women and children abducted by Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria in December have been reunited with their families. They were kidnapped...
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Goodluck Jonathan Postponed Polls To Frustrate Buhari - New York Times

The United States-based New York Times says the postponement of the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission was orchestrated by President Goodluck Jonathan to...
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Egyptian Military Carry Out Airstrikes On ISIS Territory

The Egyptian military said Monday it has bombed ISIS targets in Libya after the militant group released a video that appeared to show the mass...
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Chad Ex-Leader Hissene Habre To Be Tried In Senegal

A court in Senegal has ordered former Chadian President Hissene Habre to stand trial for alleged war crimes, torture and crimes against humanity. Judges at the...
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DR Congo Conflict UN Pulls Out Of Planned Assault On FDLR

The UN has withdrawn its backing for a planned offensive against rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after the government refused to sack two...
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Somali 'Al-Shebab' Gunmen Assassinate Lawmaker

Gunmen shot dead a lawmaker in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday, a fellow MP said, the latest in a string of assassinations of politicians...
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Promoter Of Election Shift Implacable Despite Council Of State’s Decision - All Progressives Congress

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that in spite of the commendable and patriot decision by the National Council of State that the 2015...
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Nigeria Elections No Delay To Poll, Says Council Of State

Nigeria's influential council of state has decided to press ahead with presidential elections on 14 February, rejecting calls for a postponement. Nigeria's national security adviser had...
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Ghana's Kumasi Prison Hit By Deadly Clashes After Fire

One person has been killed and four others seriously wounded in clashes at a prison in Ghana's Kumasi city when inmates tried to escape after...
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Libya Revokes Bill Which, Banned 'Gaddafi-Era' Officials From Office

Libya's internationally recognised parliament has revoked a controversial law which banned Gaddafi-era officials from taking part in politics. The law was passed under duress in 2013...
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Ugandan 'Lords Resistance Army' Commander, 'Okot Odhimabo's' Grave found

Ugandan troops have found the grave of what is believed to be that of a rebel commander wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). A deserter...
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South Africa Apartheid Assassin 'Eugene de Kock' Granted Parole

South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock has been granted parole after 20 years in jail. He was nicknamed "Prime Evil" for his role...
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Amnesty International Warned Nigerian Military Before Attacks

 Amnesty International on Wednesday claimed that Nigeria's military top brass were warned of brutal Boko Haram attacks on the northeast towns of Baga and Monguno...
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Rewanda Receives $70m To Fight Poverty From World Bank

Rwanda received $70 million in aid from the World Bank to help reduce poverty by improving the African state’s social protection benefits meant for the...
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LRA Commander 'Ongwen' Due To Appear In Hague Court

Top Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen is due to appear at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to face war crimes charges. A leader...
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'Boko Haram' Crisis 'UN' Not Needed Against Nigerian Militants

Nigeria does not need the help of UN or African Union troops to take on Boko Haram, the country's national security adviser has told the...
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Ebola Experimental Vaccine Shipped To Liberia

The first batch of an experimental vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia. The shipment will be the first potentially preventative medicine to reach...
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DR Congo Clashes Over Cut Internet In Goma

Clashes have erupted in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo because the internet has been cut off since Tuesday, witnesses have told. Hundreds of angry...
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Boko Haram 'Leader Abubakar Shekau' Claims Baga Raid

A man purporting to be the leader of the Boko Haram Islamist group has said in a video that his fighters carried out a deadly...
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12 More Nigerians Are On Death Row

Following the execution of two Nigerians in Indonesia, it has been revealed that 12 more citizens of the West African nation are on death row...
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Boko Haram Attacks Bauchi,Yobe States Abducts 80 In Cameroon

Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday struck again in Yobe and Bauchi states, killing   11 people, including five soldiers. The Bauchi attack was carried out by...
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UN Camp In Mali Attacked Peacekeeper Killed

Gunmen have launched an attack on a UN camp in Mali, killing a UN peacekeeper, residents and eyewitnesses say. The attack took place at about 06:00...
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President Visits Borno 276 Days After Chibok Girls Abduction

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday paid a surprise visit to Maiduguri, Borno State, one of the three North-Eastern states worst hit by Boko Haram insurgency. Jonathan...
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Insecticide Resistant Mosquitoes Discovered Scientists

Scientists have found a new species of mosquitoes resistant to bed nets treated with malaria insecticide in Mali. The discovery by scientists from the University of...
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Free Mohamed Cheikh! African Youth Sign Petition For Journalist Sentenced To Death

We African youth and defenders of freedom and human dignity, with the support of human rightsliberty and freedom defenders, have learned with great sorrow that...
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NGO In Nigeria Collaborates With Canada To End Child Marriage

Canada and Nigeria are collaborating to end child, early and forced marriages in the country, the Canadian High Commission in Nigeria said on Thursday. A statement...
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Global Aids Response - How Are We Doing?

Johannesburg — New HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths have continued to fall, while record numbers of people in the developing world are on antiretroviral treatment, according...
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Africa Widening - Obesity Rising Fast

Africa may or may not be "rising" but it's certainly widening. Obesity is on the rise, and is rising fast. Over the past 20 years, as...
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Technology Roadmap Resets Targets On Malaria Vaccines

More efficacious malaria vaccines and those that could eliminate the disease in different settings should be available by 2030, according to the 2013 Malaria Vaccine...
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Africa: Software Helps Automate, Speed-Up Disaster Aid

A piece of software developed by a Canadian non-profit organisation is helping humanitarian aid agencies to improve the logistics of aid distribution in disaster-affected countries. World...
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29 killed in South Africa bus accident

A bus collision in South Africalate Monday killed 29 people and severely injured 11 others, on a road notorious for deadly accidents, a government spokesman...
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Nigeria Adopting South Africa’s Protested Road Tolls

In the news, Nigeria is being schooled by South Africa as it plans to adopt South Africa’s highly controversial, 3-year stalled road use toll-tax. But...
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Sale of pampers on the rise in Kenya as male prostitutes unable to hold stool

The Police in Kenya said Tuesday said they were battling to contain a new trend of commercial sex tourism that targets young boys in the...
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Zambia's Ex-President Rupiah Banda Arrested Over Nigerian Oil Deal

Zambia officially charged former President Rupiah Banda for abuse of authority over a Nigerian oil deal, a government spokeswoman said on Monday.Banda, who has been...
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South Africa's Ambassador To China Recalled Home After Wandering The Street Of China Naked

South Africa's consul-general in China has been recalled after he was allegedly found wandering the streets unclad.Lassy Chiwayo, a veteran politician who spent time in...
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Uhuru Kenyatta wins Kenya's presidential election

Uhuru Kenyatta — the son of Kenya's founding father and a man accused by an international court of helping orchestrate the vicious violence that marred...
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Oscar Pistorius Bail Decision To Be Ruled By Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair

South African prosecutors pushed Friday to keep Oscar Pistorius behind bars, painting the double-amputee track star as a killer offering an improbable defense in the...
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Economist dismisses talk of Africa's rise as a "myth"

The 'Africa rising' narrative may be questionable and misguided, but so too is the suggestion Africa should blindly follow the authoritarian developmental states of East...
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Teenager shoots himself in protest over mother's boyfriend

Police in Gweru are investigating a case in which a 19-year-old boy allegedly shot and killed himself using a revolver and left behind a suicide...
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