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Officials say missing Nigerian schoolgirls not rescued after all

There's anger in the north-eastern Nigerian village of Dapchi, where dozens of schoolgirls are still missing after a Boko Haram raid. The government has been giving contradictory information on what happened and who's disappeared. Also, we talk to the South Sudanese petroleum minister about hopes for peace in a country ravaged by civil war for over four years. And we head to Djibouti as it gears up for parliamentary elections on Friday.

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It’s been a heartrending day for the parents of children still missing after their school was raided by Boko Haram extremists earlier this week. Families from the north-eastern Nigerian village of Dapchi are furious over the lack of transparency coming from authorities. The governor of Yobe state first said that 76 girls had been rescued from the Nigerian jihadist group, but then appeared to question whether they had been taken at all. There's also confusion over how many girls are missing from the Government Girls Science secondary school, with numbers ranging from 50 to over 100.

Also, we talk to South Sudan's petroleum minister about hopes for peace in a country ravaged by civil war for over four years.

And we head to Djibouti as it gears up for parliamentary elections on Friday.

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