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Latest update : 2014-01-24

South Sudan signs ceasefire deal with rebels

After weeks of little progress, South Sudan's government and rebels loyal to the former vice president finally agree to a truce in fighting. The deal is struck in Addis Ababa and is due to see an end to fighting within 24 hours. Also, Bangui's former mayor takes her oath as interim president. Catherine Samba Panza calls for warring militia to put down their weapons. And "bosses spend more on their dogs" - passionate words from union bosses in South Africa as platinum miners go on a wage strike.

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2014-07-24 Nigeria

Central African Republic: Brazzaville ceasefire talks deliver fragile deal

At a ceasefire conference in Congo Brazzaville, Central African Republic delegates have agreed to stop fighting throughout the country with immediate effect. However the...

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2014-07-22 Nigeria

Central African Republic: Seleka calls for partition

Ceasefire talks for Central African Republic are thrown a curveball as the Seleka rebel delegation calls for the country to be split into a Muslim north and Christian south. Our...

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2014-07-21 Central African Republic

Kenya : Police arrest 8 over Mombasa rampage

Kenyan police arrest over a dozen suspects over Sundays's shooting rampage in Mombasa. As they targeted crowds gunmen scattered leaflets saying the bloodshed was an ethnically...

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2014-07-16 Central African Republic

'Bring Back Our Girls' denies politicking after standing up president

Nigeria's president's asked parliament to borrow one billion dollars to boost the army's fight against Boko Haram' s insurgency. Meanwhile the parents of hundreds of schoolgirls...

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2014-07-15 France

Mali : French soldier killed in suicide attack

Northern Mali remains restive: France's defence ministry said one of its soldiers had been killed by a suicide bombing targetting its forces. French intervention helped turn...

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