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3 killed in Nigerian capital suicide attack...

An explosion at a newspaper office in the Nigerian capital Abuja on has killed at least three people

South Sudan frees prisoners to defuse tensions...

South Sudan freed Sudanese prisoners of war on Wednesday in a gesture it hopes will help defuse tensions between Khartoum and Juba whose armies have been...

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China to send envoy to Sudans, says working...

China will send its envoy for Africa to Sudan and South Sudan to urge talks as it works with the United States to bring an end to border fighting that...

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New Malawi president sacks central bank governor...

Malawi''s new president Joyce Banda has fired the aid-dependent nation''s central bank governor and named a telecoms CEO to replace him, state radio said...

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UN Council to consider next steps on Sudan,...

The U.N. Security Council has demanded that Sudan immediately stop airstrikes on South Sudan and will consider in the coming days what further steps to...

India, Africa slow global progress in measles...

Death rates from measles fell 74 percent between 2000 and 2010, missing an internationally agreed target for a 90 percent fall mainly because of low vaccine...

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Egypt rejects licences for U.S. groups

Egypt has rejected a request from eight U.S.-based civil society groups for licences to operate in the country after a crackdown on their activities sparked...

Israel says Egypt gas cutoff a business dispute...

Israel said on Monday it saw the Egyptian termination of a deal to supply Israel with natural gas as part of a business rather than a diplomatic dispute....

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IMF chief seeks fresh funds for poor countries...

The head of the International Monetary Fund on Sunday renewed a push to fully fund a $17 billion lending package for poor countries

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Sudan bombs S.Sudan border area, kills three...

Sudanese warplanes carried out air strikes on South Sudan on Monday, killing three people near a southern oil town, residents and military officials said...

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