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Nigeria army: More than 800 Boko Haram hostages rescued

Army says "clearance operation" in the northeast also saw troops kill 25 fighters and capture one alive.

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Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso wins re-election

Final poll results released amid tight security and a communications blackout, extending leader's 32-year rule.

Read more: Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso wins re-election

   

Debris 'almost certainly' from Malaysian Airlines MH370

Australian minister says pieces washed up in southern Africa consistent with panels from missing Malaysian Airlines jet.

Read more: Debris 'almost certainly' from Malaysian Airlines MH370

   

Senegalese voters back shorter presidential terms

Reforms put forward in referendum will see the maximum period for a president in office cut from seven to five years.

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Niger President Issoufou scores landslide election win

Incumbent wins 92 percent of runoff vote after opposition calls for boycott.

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Changing climate: The world is overheating

Weather agency's report paints a worrying picture of a warming planet, suffering from intense droughts and heatwaves.

Read more: Changing climate: The world is overheating

   

Former Congolese vice president guilty of war crimes

ICC says Bemba guilty of commanding militia that went on a murder, rape and pillage spree in Central Africa Republic.

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Patrice Talon set to win Benin presidential election

Rival Lionel Zinsou, the incumbent prime minister, concedes defeat to businessman after second round of voting.

Read more: Patrice Talon set to win Benin presidential election

   

Kenyan military: 34 Al-Shabab fighters killed

Armed group also says a dozen Kenyan troops killed as fighting intensifies in Somalia's south.

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Niger votes in runoff amid opposition boycott

Incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou appeared on track to win second term after main rival flown to Paris for medical treatment.

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