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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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Former #Senegal president's son awaits ruling

Judges in Senegal are due to rule on the fate of former president Abdoulaye Wade's son Karim, detained for a year on corruption charges after accumulating a fortune worth more than $1bn.

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Principal: #Nigeria schoolgirls still missing

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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South Sudan on brink of famine: UN chief

The UN has given warning that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan unless there is immediate action, with rebels taking control of oil rich areas and threatening the capital, Juba.

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Chad withdraws all troops from CAR

Chad has completed a withdrawal of its entire contingent of soldiers from the Central African Republic (CAR) in the wake of accusations its troops waged an unprovoked attack in a market last month.

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Algerians cast votes in presidential poll

Police used violence in the weeks leading to the polls to disperse protests against Bouteflika's candidacy [Reuters]Algerians are casting their votes in presidential elections that are likely to lead to Abdelaziz Bouteflika's fourth mandate, despite wide expections of a low turnout and amid calls for a boycott with the opposition warning of rigged results.

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Nigerian army frees kidnapped female students

Nigerian soldiers have freed most of the more than 100 female pupils who were abducted by armed men in the northeast state of Borno, according to the country's military.

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#Guinea-Bissau to hold presidential run-off

Guinea-Bissau will hold a second round in its presidential election after no candidate secured a majority in the first, according to the country's election commission.

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#Sudan bans meetings of political parties

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has issued a decree banning political parties from holding meetings without permission from the authorities, the official SUNA news agency has reported.

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Armed men kidnap schoolgirls in #Nigeria

day after a deadly bombing in Abuja.Heavily armed men have kidnapped more than 100 girls from a secondary school in northeast Nigeria's Borno state and torched the surrounding town, a day after a deadly bombing in the African state's capital.

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