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Latest update : 2013-12-02

Mali rebels declare end to ceasefire

The Tuareg separatist group MNLA announces it is ending a ceasefire with the Malian government. Also, rights activists warn that Boko Haram jihadists in Nigeria are targeting women and children. They're also calling for more transparency from the security forces in their anti-terrorism operations. And confirmation of the date of Ivory Coast's next presidential election comes as a new visa system is rolled out, aimed at making things easier for foreigners visiting the country.

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2014-12-17 Africa

Thousands flee Libya and Nigeria to seek refuge in Niger

Niger's refugee camps keep growing. It is seeing a flood of people fleeing from Libya’s instability in the North and Nigeria's insurgency in the South. Also, there are hopes...

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2014-12-16 Africa

African security: Boko Haram is recruiting beyond Nigeria's borders

France says it will send in help to rally mistrustful African states against Boko Haram. The Nigerian insurgency poses risks beyond its borders: we speak to the UN Special...

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2014-12-15 Africa

Rights group asks for ICC probe of Nigerian presidential candidate

A Nigerian human rights group has asked the International Criminal Court to bring charges against Nigerian presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari. They say he's tied into...

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2014-12-12 Africa

FRANCE 24 Exclusive: Malian minister confirms jihadists were exchanged for French hostage

In an exclusive interview with France 24, the Malian justice minister confirms that several Islamist prisoners were freed in order to secure the release of French hostage Serge...

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2014-12-10 Africa

'Timbuktu': Film explores horrors of jihadist takeover in Mali

It's one of the biggest films focusing on African culture to come out this year. "Timbuktu", by Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako, has just been released here in France....

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