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Call For Boko Haram Peace Talks Masks Ethnic Tensions

A group of community elders in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram has waged a bloody eight-year insurgency are urging the Islamists to enter peace talks, ... Full story

No Sex On Eve Of Polls - Kenya's Opposition Leader Tells Supporters

Kenya’s main opposition leader Raila Odinga has called on his supporters not to have sex on the eve of the elections on August 8. The National ... Full story

Journalist Killed In DRC

Bunia - A Congolese journalist working for state broadcaster RTNC was killed by an unknown assailant at his home in the northeast of the country ... Full story

DRC Reaffirms Commitment to Fighting Sexual Violence

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reaffirmed its commitment to fighting sexual violence in conflict with the launch of a Military ... Full story

Niger Army Kills 14 Civilians Mistaken For Boko Haram

Niger's army has killed 14 civilians who were mistaken for militants of the Islamist group Boko Haram in the remote southeast, officials say. The victims, all ... Full story

Lungu Invokes State Of Emergency After Market Fire Incident

Lusaka - Zambian President Edgar Lungu declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after a series of apparent arson attacks, in a move likely to ... Full story

Boko Haram Kidnaps 37 Women, Slits Throats Of 9 Others In Niger

Niamey - Boko Haram jihadists have kidnapped 37 women and slit the throats of nine other people at a village in southeastern Niger, the regional ... Full story

John Magufuli's Pregnant Schoolgirl Ban Angers Tanzanian Women

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has been condemned for comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition ... Full story

Tunisian Women Undergo Hymen Surgery To Return To 'Virginity'

In Tunisia, young women are expected to be virgins when they marry, leading to a growing trade in hymen reconstruction surgery. Yasmine (not her real name) ... Full story

Dlamini-Zuma Accepts Nomination To Lead South Africa's Ruling ANC

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former African Union Commission Chairperson, has finally accepted to vie for the presidency of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), local media ... Full story

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