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Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

Army says attackers "incurred massive casualties" in battle for key city as fears mount for viability of upcoming polls.

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Robert Mugabe shrugs off concern about new African role

The new African Union chairman says he is not worried about what the West will think of his appointment.

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UN chief backs plan for AU forces to tackle Boko Haram

Ban Ki-moon backs African Union proposal to send soldiers to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria, as Chad bombs armed group.

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People flee as Nigeria's Maiduguri attacked

Suspected Boko Haram members launch offensive against city's south.

Boko Haram

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Tunisia's Ennahda to join coalition goverment

Deal reached on Sunday with Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid's dominant Nidaa Tounes party.

Nidaa Tounes party

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Mugabe appointed African Union chairman

Zimbabwean president made head of 54-nation bloc, prompting some to say it sends negative signal.

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#Chad troops drive Boko Haram out of Nigerian town

Many Boko Haram fighters reportedly killed in first action by foreign troops on Nigerian soil against the armed group.

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S Africa grants parole to apartheid death-squad leader

Eugene de Kock, known as "Prime Evil", was sentenced to two life terms for murder and torture of black activists.

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AU calls for regional force to fight Boko Haram

African Union proposes 7,500-strong force to counter Nigeria-based armed group amid rising cross border attacks.

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DR Congo to launch fresh assault on Rwandan rebels

The Rwandan rebel FDLR group missed a January 2 deadline by the joint Congo and 3,000 strong UN mission in Congo.

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