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Nigeria Chibok girls video ‘gives us hope

    A new video showing some of the Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped two years ago gives hope they may return, their family and friends say. The footage obtained by CNN, apparently filmed...

Over 2,000 Zimbabweans join anti-Mugabe protest in Harare

  Two thousand Zimbabwean opposition supporters, some holding placards calling for 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe to resign, have rallied in the capital Harare. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai called for countrywide demonstrations against the deteriorating...

Riek Machar Plans Return to Juba April 18

South Sudanese opposition leader Riek Machar says he will return to the capital on April 18 to form a transitional government with President Salva Kiir, more than two years after a feud between the...

Sudan’s Bashir To Step Down in 2020

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says he will step down when his current term is over, four years from now. “In 2020, there will be a new president and I will be an ex-president,” Bashir...

Little Suspense Ahead of Djibouti Poll

Djibouti goes to the polls Friday. President Ismail Omar Guelleh, in power since 1999, is widely expected to win another term though concerns have been raised about the country’s human rights situation in the...

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