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Chad reintroduced the death penalty just six months after its abolition on July 30, as legislators passed a stringent anti-terror bill in the face of a spate of deadly Boko Haram attacks.
KANO, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
Boko Haram Islamists slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman and a resident said July 30.
DAKAR - Agence France-Presse
Chadian dictator Hissene Habre went on trial July 20 in Senegal, a quarter of a century after his bloodsoaked reign came to an end, in a trial seen as a test case for African justice
ADDIS ABABA - Agence France-Presse
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
KANO - Agence France-Presse
At least 13 people were killed July 17 in triple blasts in the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu as residents prepared to celebrate the Eid festival marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
MOGADISHU - Agence France-Presse
Somalia's Shebab insurgents killed at least six people on July 26 in a huge car bomb attack on a hotel in the capital Mogadishu that is also home to several diplomatic missions, officials and witnesses said, with the death toll expected to rise.
KAMPALA - Agence France-Presse
Police released two Ugandan presidential challengers late July 9 after they were arrested for planning campaign rallies without permission.
Somalia's Shebab insurgents killed at least six people July 26 when they detonated a huge car bomb at a heavily guarded hotel in the capital Mogadishu housing diplomatic missions, officials and witnesses said
GUERARA, Algeria - Agence France-Presse
Algeria was mobilising the army on July 9 after 22 people were killed in the worst ethnic clashes between Berbers and Arabs in years, as more details emerged of the violence.
NAIROBI, July 25 - Reuters
Obama has addressed a Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the start of the first presidential visit to Kenya, his father's homeland and the biggest economy in east Africa.
Ugandan police on July 9 arrested two top opposition leaders and presidential candidates hoping to challenge veteran President Yoweri Museveni in elections next year, police said.
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