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Latest update : 2014-01-17

Ugandan troops battle South Sudan rebels

Ugandan troops are fighting in South Sudan against rebels. The news has been confirmed by President Museveni, as fresh details emerge of brutal ethnic killings in the world's newest nation. The UN warns of possible genocide in the Central African Republic, urging a robust international effort to stop violence which killed at least eight people overnight. And the number of lions in West Africa has drastically declined, according to a new study. Conservationists warn they could become extinct.

By Rochelle FERGUSON , Nicolas GERMAIN , Charlotte PRUDHOMME

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2014-12-19 Africa

Tunisia presidential elections: Final day of campaigning ahead of Sunday's vote

Amid tight security, over 5 million Tunisians are being called to the polls to elect a new president. UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon praises health workers battling Ebola on his tour of...

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2014-12-18 Africa

Kenya: Security law approved despite disruptions in Parliament

Brawls break out in Kenya's parliament as lawmakers voted on controversial amendments to an anti-terror bill. Changes are passed but not before the eruption of chaotic scenes....

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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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