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  1. UN chief appoints new Yemen special envoyRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | KRON 4

    The U.N. chief appointed a new special envoy to Yemen as pressure grows to return to peace talks while fighting continues in the Arab world's poorest country. A statement Saturday says Ban Ki-moon has appointed Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania, who until now has led the U.N.'s Ebola mission.

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  2. Boko Haram retakes NE town from NigeriaRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Arab Times

    "The terrorists, numbering over 2,000, appeared from various directions on Thursday and engaged the soldiers in Kirenowa town and adjoining communities in Marte," said Imamu Habeeb, a local community leader. "They fought with soldiers over the night and the fight continued today , forcing hundreds of soldiers to flee," he added from Borno state capital Maiduguri.

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  3. Man who allegedly threatened to kill fellow passengers 'dragged...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk

    A passenger who allegedly threatened to kill his fellow passengers was dragged from a plane in Egypt by an armed officer. The pilot of flight TCX 2515 from Hurghada in Egypt to Manchester was forced to turn the plane around on Friday evening en route to the runway so the alleged offender could be offloaded.

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  4. Ten-men Pirates steal Stars #39; shineRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Namibian

    ... especially during the rainy season. OUR First Lady is smart, elegant, successful and the most beautiful First Lady in Africa. Way to go, Madam Geingos, keep on making us proud like our President does. PROWLING ... Tigers Football Club midfielder ...

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  5. Togo vote sees low turnout as president seeks third term.Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Peninsula

    Togo's presidential election on Saturday saw low turnout, likely boosting President Faure Gnassingbe chances of winning a third term and extending his family's grip on power into a second half-century. The opposition's prospects of unseating the president were considered poor heading into the vote in the tiny west African nation of roughly seven million people.

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  6. Polls close in Togo presidential vote: AFPRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Peninsula

    Polls closed in Togo's presidential election on Saturday, with the incumbent Faure Gnassingbe widely expected to secure a third term in office to extend his family's five-decade grip on power. Voting ended at roughly 5:00 pm following an election day that saw low turnout across the tiny west African nation, where more than 3.5 million people were registered to cast ballots.

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  7. Nigeria recalls envoy to South Africa over attacks on foreignersRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Star Online

    Nigeria recalled its ambassador to South Africa on Saturday in the latest sign of African countries' discontent at Pretoria's handling of attacks on immigrants. Acting High Commissioner Martin Cobham and Deputy High Commissioner Uche Ajulu-Okeke had been asked to return to Nigeria for consultations, a statement by the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.

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  8. Nepal: Un WFP to provide food to earthquake victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    The UN World Food Programme is preparing to move food aid from emergency depots into Nepal following a massive earthquake. The UN World Food Programme says food aid will be needed for victims of a devastating earthquake today in Nepal .

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  9. Another Buhari supporter starts pre-inauguration walk from Yola to AbujaRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

    A supporter of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, identified as Abubakar Duduwale, has set for a walk from Yola in Adamawa State to Abuja. He told newsmen in Yola on Saturday at the ouset of the walk that the adventure was to express his joy over the emergence of Buhari as president-elect.

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  10. Abodam Slept Outside PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

    He was nowhere to be found in the Central Prisons as he was said to have slept outside the facility. He was whisked away from court on Thursday to begin his sentence in prison, but the prison authorities said the hiplife superstar was not brought to their custody after the sentence.

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  11. President Mahama announces incentive package for cocoa farmersRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

    Tema, April 25, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Friday announced a number of incentives for cocoa farmers to inspire them to step up production in the coming years. He said:"Apart from the on-going free fertilizers and spraying exercises, government is also providing free 50 million hybrid seedlings and solid extension services to the farmers."

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  12. NGO bemoans lack of Specialist for Persons with AutismRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

    ... speaking at an Accra Autism Conference on the theme: 'A Parents Perspective', organized by the Autism Society of West Africa. The conference attracted parents of children with autism, caregivers, health professional, Heads and staff of Special ...

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  13. Stadium diplomacy: China to build 60,000-seater 'gift' for Ivory CoastRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

    The sports ministry of Cote d'Ivoire has announced that China will finance the construction of a 60,000-seat stadium in Abidjan ahead of the country's hosting of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Described as "a gift from China" by the Ivoirians, the stadium will take two years to complete after construction begins in January 2016.

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  14. Clark Denies Collapsing After Jonathan Lost ELectionRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

    Former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, has denied rumours that he collapsed and died immediately the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress , Muhammadu Buhari was declared winner of the March 28 Presidential election. Clark said this while addressing journalists in Abuja, yesterday.

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  15. Defending the Defenders: The Daunting Global Challenge for WomenRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Common Dreams

    'International treaties and norms, domestic laws and new reports and recommendations are worth less than the paper they are written on if they are not enforced and implemented,' writes Williams. Women human rights defenders are under attack.

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  16. .com | Roots of xenophobia and genocideRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | News24

    ... have government look after them; many millions of people are not able to create work or generate an income in South Africa. Basic needs that are unfulfilled is a risk factor for genocide. It is obviously just one of the risk factors and if it is the ...

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  17. South Sudan opposition leader kept under 'house arrest'Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | New Vision

    A May 31, 2014 file photo shows Lam Akol Ajawin, chairman of South Sudans main opposition party, Sudans People's Liberation Movement for Democratic Change , speaking during a press conference in the capital Juba. Akol,who has spoken out against both sides in the civil war, said on April 24, 2015 that he appeared to have been placed under house arrest.

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  18. Egyptian grandmother makes her way as a manRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WMDT

    Every morning, Sissa Abu Dahou puts on traditional male dress, known as a jalabiya, and heads into the streets of the Egyptian city of Luxor for a day of hard work. The grandmother of two has dressed as a man for 43 years to avoid oppression and eke out a living in the conservative Muslim state.

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  19. Burundi president launches controversial re-election bidRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... vowed to defy a nationwide ban on demonstrations and warnings the army could be deployed. The country, situated in Africa's troubled Great Lakes region, only emerged from civil war in 2006. There was tight security as the ruling CNDD-FDD - which has ...

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  20. Burundi president nominated by ruling party for third termRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

    In this Thursday, June 24, 2010 file photo, Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza gestures to supporters during his electoral campaign in Gatumba, 20km from the capital Bujumbura, in Burundi. More than 10,000 people from the East African nation of Burundi have crossed into neighboring Rwanda amid threats of violence ahead of elections in 2015, with many arriving saying they have been intimidated by thugs who support President Pierre Nkurunziza who may seek a third term.

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