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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Ivory Coast's justice minister on Monday gave details of President Alassane Ouattara's pledge to show leniency to 3,100 inmates, saying only a small portion of those selected were behind bars for deadly post-election unrest.
Monday, January 4, 2016
2 ex-premiers running neck-and-neck in CAR vote
Two former prime ministers are running neck-and-neck in presidential elections to end years of violence pitting Muslims against Christians in the Central African Republic, with nearly two-thirds of votes counted Saturday.
The United States hit out Saturday at Rwandan President Paul Kagame's intention to run for a third term, saying it was "deeply disappointed" and concerned by the move.
Twenty-five candidates out of 28 have been cleared to run in the first round of next month's presidential elections in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Comoros, the Constitutional Court confirmed in a ruling on Saturday.
Northeast Nigeria's Baga is a ghost town one year after Boko Haram massacre
One year after a massive attack ranked among the worst in Boko Haram's 6-year insurgency, the residents of Baga in northeast Nigeria say their home is a ghost town.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Tens of thousands of Algerians massed in a mountain village for a chaotic burial ceremony Friday of a national hero of the brutal independence war with France.
Algerian longtime opposition leader laid to rest amid chaos
Nigeria on Friday unveiled a 9-meter tall statue of Jesus Christ carved from white marble, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Africa.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Egyptian search parties on Friday recovered an elderly man's body from the Nile River, bringing the death toll to 15 from the sinking of a small ferryboat on New Year's Eve, officials said. Two more people believed to have been on the boat were still missing.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame declared Friday he will run for a third term in office after his second seven-year term expires in 2017, a move opposed by the U.S., a key ally.
At least one person was killed and a dozen injured in a series of grenade attacks early Friday in Burundi's capital Bujumbura, police and official sources said.
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