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Latest update : 2014-04-21

A landslide victory for the 'invisible candidate' in Algeria

Algeria votes to keep Abdelaziz Bouteflika as president, but opposition politicians cry foul and say they will not accept the results.

Despite ailing health and being confined to a wheelchair, Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term in office by a landslide. He took over 80% of the vote, according to official results. His main opponent, Ali Benflis, has cried foul and says he will not accept the tally.

Meanwhile, refugees at a UN compound in South Sudan are attacked. At least 48 are killed as clashes in the country continue despite a ceasefire signed between warring sides back in January. Africa News speaks to UN officials to find out exactly what happened.

By Nicolas GERMAIN , Eve IRVINE , Charlotte PRUDHOMME

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2014-09-22 hostages

Frenchman kidnapped in Algeria: 'IS'-linked jihadists claim abduction of 55-year-old tourist

An group linked to the Islamic State organisation has claimed responsibility for kidnapping a French national who was hiking in Algeria on Sunday. The Frenchman has appeared in...

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2014-09-19 DR Congo

Ebola: Lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a halt

Sierra Leone's population faces the first of a three-day lockdown as health workers go door-to-door looking for hidden patients suffering from the deadly Ebola virus. Also, a...

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2014-09-17 Uganda

Ebola virus: US to send 3,000 troops to West Africa

The Ebola epidemic sweeping through West Africa is taking Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia to the brink of collapse, warns the UN. Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama unveils a...

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2014-09-17 Chad

Nigeria attack: Bomb blast in college in Kano

At least 13 students were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Wednesday. One blast went off in a lecture hall at the Federal...

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2014-09-19 Uganda

Ebola: UN Security Council unanimously passes resolution

In a rare tackling of a public health emergency, the UN Security Council adopts a resolution declaring the Ebola epidemic a "threat to world peace and security". It warns the...

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