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Deadly Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria

At least eight soldiers and 25 attackers die in separate strikes as armed group continues to hit military targets.

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Abubakar Shekau appears alive in new Boko haram video

Man who claims to be Abubakar Shekau denies assertions by the Nigerian army that he had been seriously wounded.

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Gabon: Ping rejects court ruling on Bongo election win

Jean Ping says Constitutional Court demonstrated "bias" in its "unjust" decision to validate Bongo's presidential win.

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Report: Africa's elephants face worst drop in 25 years

Conservation group blames poaching for 20 percent decline in elephant population over last decade.

Africa's elephant

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Zimbabwe castigates Botswana leader over Mugabe comment

Botswana president called for Robert Mugabe to step down in comments that earned the wrath of the Zimbabwean government.

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Gabon: Court upholds President Ali Bongo's election win

Opposition candidate Jean Ping had alleged fraud and appealed against Bongo's victory in the August election.

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Tense Gabon awaits court ruling on presidential vote

Court to rule on who will be president after disputed election resulted in violent protests and a political crisis.

Ali Bongo

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UN urges calm amid conflicting death tolls in DRC riots

Opposition says two days of violence in Kinshasa left more than 100 dead, while the police put the death toll at 32.

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Nigeria: Troops battle Boko Haram near Malam Fatori

Nigerian and regional forces clash with Boko Haram fighters for control of Malam Fatori town in northeast Borno state.

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UN: 40 percent of Somalis don't have enough food to eat

"Serious concern" of drought raised with five million people suffering through food shortages amid drought and conflict.

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