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Central Africa coup leader Michel Djotodia sworn in as president

Central Africa coup leader Michel Djotodia sworn in as president Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

Former rebel leader Michel Djotodia was sworn in as president of the Central African Republic on Sunday, five months after seizing power in the violence-wracked country. 
Madagascar presidential hopefuls barred from election

Madagascar presidential hopefuls barred from election Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

Madagascar's electoral court has barred the incumbent president, Andry Rajoelina, and the wife of a long-standing rival from standing in the next presidential election, the court said. 
82 child soldiers rescued in southeastern Congo, UN says

82 child soldiers rescued in southeastern Congo, UN says Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says that 82 children - some as young as eight - have been rescued from an armed group and are being reunited with their families.
Zimbabwe's MDC withdraws court challenge against Mugabe's re-election

Zimbabwe's MDC withdraws court challenge against Mugabe's re-election Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

Zimbabwe's opposition MDC withdrew a court challenge against President Robert Mugabe's re-election through a vote the party had denounced as fraudulent, saying on Friday it would not get a fair hearing.
Nigeria says army killed Boko Haram's second-in-command

Nigeria says army killed Boko Haram's second-in-command Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

The Nigerian military has killed the second-in-command of Islamic terror group Boko Haram, which has waged an insurgency in the oil-rich nation for years. 
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita wins Mali presidential election

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita wins Mali presidential election Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

Former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Mali's presidential election, after his opponent Soumalia Cisse conceded defeat late on Monday, avoiding a protracted legal battle over the outcome. 
Suspected Islamic militants kill 44 at Nigeria mosque

Suspected Islamic militants kill 44 at Nigeria mosque Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

Security agents say suspected Islamic militants have gunned down 44 people praying at a mosque in northeast Nigeria. The killings took place during dawn prayers on Sunday morning, although news only emerged on Monday.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe tells election critics to 'go hang'

Zimbabwe's Mugabe tells election critics to 'go hang' Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in his Heroes' Day speech has made a scathing attack on those who challenged his disputed presidential elections victory.
Usain Bolt regains 100m world title in 9.77 seconds

Usain Bolt regains 100m world title in 9.77 seconds Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

Jamaican Usain Bolt regained his world 100m title after taking gold in 9.77 seconds on Sunday at the World Athletics Championship in Moscow.
Sudan floods kill 36, affect almost 150,000: UN

Sudan floods kill 36, affect almost 150,000: UN Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

Heavy rains and floods in Sudan have killed at least 36 people and affected almost 150,000 in the past week.
Mali votes in presidential run-off

Mali votes in presidential run-off Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

People in Mali are voting in a presidential election run-off. Despite the rain that started earlier in the morning and turns quite heavy in some of the six districts of the capital.
Zimbabwe opposition files poll challenge

Zimbabwe opposition files poll challenge Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

Zimbabwe's main opposition party has launched legal action against President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party's landslide victory in last week's vote.
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr worldwide

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr worldwide Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

Muslims across the world began to celebrate the holiday of eid al-Fitr on Thursday, beginning the day with morning prayers after one month of fasting. 
Mali conflict: Army probes summary executions claim

Mali conflict: Army probes summary executions claim Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

The Malian army says it is investigating allegations that soldiers have carried out summary executions in the Islamist-controlled north. A senior military officer told the BBC it was neither confirming nor denying such acts had taken place.
Oxfam: Situation for Malian refugees set to worsen as fighting escalates

Oxfam: Situation for Malian refugees set to worsen as fighting escalates Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

The aid effort to help over 147,000 Malian refugees could be overwhelmed as conflict escalates, unless there is a significant shift in the way aid operations are carried out, international agency Oxfam has warned.

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