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Barack Obama on July 28 condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power and urged the continent to end "the cancer of corruption", in the first ever address to the African Union by a US president
OUAGADOUGOU - Reuters
Burkina Faso's new transitional president has promised to open an investigation to identify remains believed to be those of the West African nation's murdered revolutionary folk hero Thomas Sankara
JOHANNESBURG - Agence France-Presse
A record 1,020 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, the government said Nov. 20, scuppering multiple efforts by authorities to curb the slaughter of the endangered species.
TUNIS - Agence France-Presse
The head of Tunisia's anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party, Beji Caid Essebsi, was on Nov. 25 leading the country's first presidential election since a 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring uprisings.
Authorities in Burkina Faso named former foreign minister Michel Kafando as transitional president on Nov. 17 in a key step towards returning the West African country to democracy
KINSHASA - Agence France-Presse
About 100 people were slaughtered last week in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the latest massacre to shake the restive region, lawmakers told AFP on Nov. 24.
BENGHAZI - Agence France-Presse
Libya has released nine Turks who had been captured by the army and handed them over to representatives from Ankara, a government statement said
Both leading candidates in Tunisia's first free presidential election since the 2011 revolution sparked the Arab Spring predicted a runoff as each claimed to be ahead after Sunday's vote
GENEVA - Agence France-Presse
Global aid agency Doctors Without Borders said on Nov. 13 it would begin unprecedented trials within a month on Ebola drugs and blood from survivors using patients in west Africa.
TUNIS - Reuters
Tunisians went to the polls to vote for their first directly elected president, in the final step to be taken to full democracy after the 2011 revolution that ended the rule of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses said on Nov. 20, in the latest violence to hit the restive region.
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