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Scores of abducted girls freed in #Nigeria

At least 44 of the 129 schoolgirls abducted in the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok have been released, and have reunited with their parents, according to the Borno state education commissioner.

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Algeria's ailing president wins fourth term

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins with a landslide 81 percent of the votePresident Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term in office with 81.53 percent of the vote, Algerian officials say.

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South Sudan deploys army to guard UN base

South Sudan has sent troops to secure a United Nations base after armed civilians fired on displaced tribespeople sheltering there, in an attack that killed at least 48, the president's spokesman said.

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Forest searched for abducted Nigerian girls

The search for more than 100 school girls abducted in the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok is continuing two days after the military mistakenly announced it had freed nearly all of them from their kidnappers.

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Tunisian president cuts own pay by two-thirds

Media outlets have criticised the president for perceived excess at a time when poverty is prevalent in the country [AP]Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki has said that he will take a two-thirds pay cut as the government grapples with a financial situation it has described as "critical."

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Armed mob in S Sudan raid UN base

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 and opened fire, the world body said.

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Burundi expels UN official over arms report

Burundi's foreign ministry has said it ordered a top United Nations official out of the country after a report claimed the government was arming young supporters ahead of elections.

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Algeria's Bouteflika poised to win elections

A fourth term for ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is a foregone conclusionAiling incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika was poised to clinch a fourth presidential term despite chronic health problems after polls closed in Algeria's election that saw 70 people wounded in protests.

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Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libyan capital

A Tunisian diplomat has been kidnapped in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Libya's foreign ministry said, two days after gunmen seized Jordan's ambassador.

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Confusion over mising #Nigeria schoolgirls

A Nigerian school principal has denied reports from the military that most of the girls kidnapped from her school by gunmen were now safe, as the parents of those taken voiced anger over the conflicting claims.

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