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Algeria to give legal status to African migrants

Prime minister launches plan to grant residency rights and job permits to undocumented migrants after surge in racism.

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Boko Haram suspected in deadly Niger attack

Nine people killed, about 40 people abducted in a village near Niger's southeastern city of Diffa, officials say.

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Macron in Mali for talks with leaders of Africa's Sahel

French president meets West African leaders to support new 5,000-strong force to fight armed groups in the region.

French President Emmanuel Macron

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Assia Djebar: Algeria's 'immortal' literary hero

Google celebrates one of North Africa’s most influential writers on what would be her 81st birthday.

Assia Djebar

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Scores feared dead after boat sinks off Libya coast

More than 10,000 people were rescued last week from rickety boats that had set off from Libya.

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DR Congo skips independence parade amid security fears

Annual military parade parade schedule to take place on Friday abandoned for security concerns, president adviser says.

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UN agrees to cut down Darfur peacekeeping force

Major budget cut pressures UN to trim its costliest mission by at least 30 percent, prompting right groups' criticism.

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Tunisia freezes assets of former presidential hopeful

Slim Riahi, accused of money laundering in government anti-corruption drive, says he is victim of political blackmail.

Slim Riahi

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Deadly blast targets police near Kenya-Somalia border

At least eight people, including four children, killed in suspected al-Shabab bombing in Lamu county.

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Dozens feared dead after abandoned in Niger desert

Official says 24 Libya-bound people rescued but dozens are believed to have died after being left without food or water.

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