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"Gbagbo key to Ivory Coast healing process"

Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, says former Ivory Coast President, Laurent Gbagbo, will be key to the country’s healing and reconciliation process.

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'Cameroon opposition leader charged with 'rebellion'"

Cameroon opposition leader, Maurice Kamto, who says he was cheated out of the presidency in elections last year, has been charged with "rebellion" and "insurrection", one of his lawyers said on Wednesday.

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Missing Kenyan rights activist found dead: Police

A prominent Kenyan human rights activist who championed the fight against police brutality and extrajudicial killings in her country has been found dead, six days after she went missing, police investigators said on Tuesday.

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More than 100 S Sudan child soldiers released to families

A total 119 children were released from an armed group in South Sudan on Monday, bringing the total number of children released to 3 100.

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AU calls for peace conference on Libya in July

The African Union (AU) has proposed a global conference in July to try to resolve the Libya conflict with the aim of holding elections in October.

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Islamic State 'accounts' for Nigerian governor's convoy attack

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack on the convoy of a State governor who was headed to a rally in north-eastern Nigeria ahead of Saturday’s presidential election.

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Nigeria tribunal issues arrest warrant for top judge

A tribunal on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for Nigeria’s suspended chief judge for failing to appear for trial over alleged breaches of asset declaration rules, days before Saturday’s presidential election.

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“Cameroon's main opposition leader charged with rebellion”

Cameroon's main opposition leader, Maurice Kamto, has been charged in a military court with rebellion and seven other offences, indictments that could carry the death penalty, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

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Several killed in deadly Nigeria stampede

Several people have been killed in a stampede at a rally in support of Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari's candidacy days before the country's presidential and legislative elections, his office has said.

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Amid upheaval in S Sudan, the country's teak forests fall

Sprawling teak forests, planted nearly a century ago to supply lumber and government income, are fast disappearing in South Sudan as timber companies take advantage of the country's chaos to extract large amounts of wood, environmentalists say.

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