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Nigeria: ‘Abduction of School Girls, a Setback for Girl-Child Education’

[Vanguard]The Foundation for the Victims of Child Abuse, (VCAF), has warned that the abduction of school girls could discourage parents from embracing girl-child education.

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South Sudan: At Least 58 Killed in Attack On UN Base in South Sudan

[Vanguard]At least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in Thursday’s attack on a UN base in South Sudan sheltering thousands of displaced civilians, a UN official said.

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Cote d’Ivoire: Total Discovers Oil in Coast of Cote d’Ivoire

[Vanguard]French oil group, Total, has announced the detection of oil in the deep water off the coast of Cote d’Ivoire.

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Nigeria: Nyanya Blast – First Lady Donates Medical Items to Hospitalised Victims

[Vanguard]The First lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Friday in Abuja distributed medical items to the hospitalised victims of Nyanya bomb blast.

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Africa: Rescued Abducted Girls’ Figure Rises to 20

[Leadership]Borno State Commissioner for Education, Hon. Musa Inuwa Kubo, on Thursday night told journalists by telephone that that the number of girls that escaped the Boko Haram captivity had now risen to 20.

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Kenya: Kenyans’ Long Wait for Justice

[Deutsche Welle]The trial of Kenyan President Kenyatta at the World Criminal Court is threatening to collapse due to lack of evidence. Survivors of the 2007 post-election violence fear they will be denied justice.

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Algeria: Officially, Bouteflika Trounces Benflis to Win Fourth Term As Algerian President

[Deutsche Welle]Algeria’s president has won a fourth term. Abdelaziz Bouteflika can serve another five years following an election that opponents have dismissed as a stage-managed fraud to keep the ailing leader in power.

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Africa: Unjustified Criminal Proceedings Against Three Journalists

[RSF]Reporters Without Borders is worried by the criminal proceedings that the CAR authorities have initiated against three journalists and urges the media and the transitional authorities to defuse the tension in their relations.

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Somalia: Somalia – Military in Deadly Battle With Police in Middle Shabelle

[Garowe Online]Jowhar, Somalia -Fierce fighting has raged between the Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers and police officers in Middle Shabelle regional district of Balad of southern Somalia on Friday, Garowe Online reports.

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Malawi: Malawi – Village Chiefs Unknowingly Sleep With Sex Workers

[Key Correspondents]Some chiefs in Rumphi district in northern Malawi risk contracting HIV because they unknowingly sleep with hired sex workers during chief installation ceremonies.

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