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Baby lost in Abuja chaos to be reunited with mum

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A baby lost in the chaos of the bus station bomb blast in Nigeria’s capital is set to be reunited with her critically wounded mother, a report says.

South Sudanese flood into Ethiopia

2014-04-16 11:49

Up to 1 000 refugees from war-torn South Sudan are fleeing to Ethiopia each day, many of then on the brink of death, the UN says.

Burundi demands UN apology

2014-04-16 11:49

Burundi’s government has demanded the UN provide evidence or apologise after an alleged UN report claimed it was arming young supporters.

6 injured in Cairo bomb blasts

2014-04-16 10:20

Two bomb blasts in Cairo have wounded six people including at least two policemen, the latest attacks since Egypt’s Islamist president Mohammed Morsi was ousted.

Gunmen attack head of DRC wildlife reserve

2014-04-16 09:25

Unidentified armed men have critically wounded the Belgian head of Africa’s oldest wildflife reserve, the Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say.

Search begins for abducted Nigerian girls

2014-04-16 07:42

A Search for attackers thought to be Boko Haram Islamists has begun in Nigeria after more than 100 girls were kidnapped from a school in the northeast, security sources say.

 
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US congratulates G-Bissau on 'peaceful' polls

2014-04-16 10:20

The US has praised the holding of successful elections in Guinea-Bissau as an "important step" towards a better future after years of political instability and violence.

Mali remains 'free' of deadly Ebola epidemic

2014-04-16 09:25

Mali says it is clear of the Ebola epidemic suspected to be behind at least 130 deaths this year in Guinea and Liberia.

Togo accident kills 48

2014-04-16 07:42

At least 48 people have died after a bus and truck collided on a road north of the West African country of Togo, a report says.

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Morocco jails British paedophile for 20 years

2014-04-15 21:28

Morocco has jailed a British man, previously convicted of child sex offences, for 20 years for kidnapping and attempting to rape three young girls.

Libya: Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador

2014-04-15 17:35

Masked gunmen have abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital, officials say, the latest in a wave of abductions in Libya.

Attackers abduct 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria - report

2014-04-15 15:29

At least 200 schoolgirls have reportedly been abducted in an attack on a school in north-east Nigeria.

Gambia bans flights from Ebola-hit nations

2014-04-15 13:53

Gambia has banned flights from Ebola-hit west African countries from landing in its territory, airport officials say.

S Sudan rebel leader vows to take key oil fields

2014-04-15 12:45

The leader of South Sudan rebels has vowed to attack capital Juba and target crucial oil fields, warning that the civil war will not end until the country’s president is ousted.

Nigeria pledges massive security for summit

2014-04-15 11:41

Nigeria will mount a massive security operation to protect a World Economic Forum on Africa planned in Abuja next month.

Benflis vows to monitor Algeria vote

2014-04-15 19:17

Presidential hopeful Ali Benflis says thousands of his supporters will monitor Algeria's election, vowing to protest if it is rigged in favour of ailing incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Egypt court bans Brotherhood members from polls

2014-04-15 16:21

A court has banned members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a movement listed as a "terrorist group", from running in Egypt's upcoming elections, a lawyer and state media say.

Nigeria beefs up security after deadly bombing

2014-04-15 14:58

Nigeria police have boosted security across Abuja after a bomb blast ripped through a packed bus station killing at least 72 people, the deadliest attack ever to hit the capital.

Zim: EU insists on electoral reforms

2014-04-15 12:45

The EU has reportedly set the implementation of electoral reforms as a key requisite for Zimbabwe's full re-engagement with the bloc.

Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 121

2014-04-15 11:41

The World Health Organisation says an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people.

 
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