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Latest update : 2014-01-30

Juba hands political prisoners over to Kenya

Several political detainees are freed by Juba and handed over to Kenya. It's a partial concession by South Sudan to rebels' demands. This as peace negotiations continue. Also, as Central African Republic's troubles are discussed by the African Union's peace and security council, refugees continue to flee inter-religious violence, many heading into neighbouring DRC. And we head to Togo where Islam is the minority religion but where there are growing concerns among imams of a rise in extremism.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2014-04-17 DR Congo

Virunga Park chief shot

On the eve of Algeria's presidential election there is not much doubt that the vote will deliver Abdelaziz Bouteflika a fourth term despite his failing health. Also the chief...

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2014-04-16 Rwanda

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There is a narrow escape for several girls who managed to leap off a truck after over 100 students were abducted by islamist extremists in northeastern Nigeria. Soldiers are now...

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2014-04-14 Algeria

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Dozens are killed as a packed Abuja bus station is targetted by a powerful bomb. Nigeria's president says the attack bears the hall marks of Boko Haram. Also Guineans are hoping...

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2014-04-11 Somalia

Kenya: Kenyan citizens allegedly caught up in Somali round-up

Political opposition to the Kenyan government's mass round-up of ethnic Somalis is gathering momentum. Some 4,000 people have been arrested in the crackdown, which began a week...

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2014-04-10 United Nations

Central African Republic: Security Council backs peacekeeping force

The UN Security Council has voted to send a peacekeeping force to the Central African Republic. The country has faced escalating violence since a short-lived takeover by Seleka...

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