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Latest update : 2013-11-12

Al Qaeda claims responsibility for murder of French journalists

A Mauritanian news agency is contacted by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb about the murders of journalists Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon in Mali. The group claims it killed the pair. Also there is no time to rest on our laurels says the Congolese government vowing to pushing its advantage after the M23 rebels' surrender and go after other insurgent groups in the East. And we hear from a Cameroonian author whose tale of slavery has won her one of France's most prestigious literary prizes.

By Georja Calvin-Smith

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2015-01-27 Libya

Libya violence: At least 4 foreigners among those killed in hotel attack

American, French, Filipino and South Korean nationals are among the four foreigners killed in a suicide attack on a hotel in the Libyan capital this Tuesday. Also, Ghana and...

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2015-01-28 Rwanda

Mali: 12 people die in suicide attack against MNLA

Pro-government fighters launch an unusual attack near Tabankort in the north of Mali; at least 12 people are killed as rebel fighters are targeted by suicide bombers. Also,...

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2015-01-23 LRA

Former LRA commander appears before ICC

For the first time a leader of the brutal Ugandan Lords Resistance Army has appeared before the International Criminal Court. Also, the Nigerian army continues to bombard...

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2015-01-23 DR Congo

DR Congo: Senate amends controversial constitutional law

DR Congo's Senate amends a hotly contested bill after four days of violent demonstrations across the country. Also, demonstrators in Gao march in support of the Malian army and...

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2015-01-22 Davos forum

Angelique Kidjo at Davos: 'Secondary education will be a game changer in Africa'

If you're a fan of African music, the name of Angelique Kidjo will be a familiar one. The Beninese super star is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. This week, at the opening of...

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