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Opponents said Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade 's decision to run for another term violated the constitution.  Voters failed to renew his mandate in 2012.

Former Senegalese Leader Set to Return Home Wednesday

Opposition spokesman says government is closing airport, forbidding welcome rally for former President Abdoulaye Wade More

FILE - Troops from the Central African Republic stand guard at a building used for joint meetings where U.S. special forces have paired up with local troops and Ugandan soldiers to seek out Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, in Obo, Central African Republic.

LRA Commander Captured in Central African Republic

African troops also freed 10 people - mostly children - held captive by group, which is notorious for forced recruitment of child soldiers, other crimes against humanity More

Mourners carry the body of Somali lawmaker Abdiaziz Isaq Mursal for burial in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, Tuesday April 22, 2014.

2 Somali Lawmakers Assassinated in Mogadishu

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for killing Abdiaziz Isaq Mursal, the second member of parliament to be killed in as many days More

FILE- Issiaka Wattao, Deputy Chief of the Armed Forces, is seen at the Felix Houphouet Boigny airport for the return of exiled Ivorian officers in Abidjan, July 29, 2011.

UN Experts: Ivory Coast Ex-rebel Profiting from Banned Diamond Trade

Report says Colonel Issiaka Ouattara, better known as Wattao, breaking embargo and may be using profits to buy arms More

King of Swaziland Mswati III (Front) and one of his 13 wives disembark from a plane after arriving at Katunayake International airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 13, 2012. (Reuters)

Swaziland Groups Urges International Pressure on Government

Groups say solidarity from western countries could pressure administration in Mbabane to embrace democratic reforms and respect human rights More



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'Matter of Time' Before Army Retakes Bentiu, South Sudan Official Says

With slow-moving peace talks due to resume in Addis Ababa next week, the pro- and anti-government sides in South Sudan's four-month-old conflict swap accusations and presage more fighting for control of key towns.
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African Educators Stress Millennium Development Goals

Experts say it is more critical than ever that donor countries reaffirm their commitment to world's poorest people, adopt strategies that can improve access to education
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African Union Team to Visit South Sudan to Probe Rights Abuses

The AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan will meet separately with President Salva Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar during the visit.
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S. African Black Voters No Longer Interested in Liberation Credentials

During nation's first democratic elections in 1994, most blacks voted for the African National Congress; now, ANC is viewed by some as corrupt, elitist
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LRA Commander Captured in Central African Republic

African troops also freed 10 people - mostly children - held captive by group, which is notorious for forced recruitment of child soldiers, other crimes against humanity
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Child Malnutrition Spikes in South Sudan

UNICEF says many people are resorting to eating wild foods, such as bulbs and grasses because they do not have enough to eat
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South Sudan Rebels Deny Killing Civilians in Bentiu

Rebel spokesman says fighters are not responsible for killings, blames others including government forces
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2 Somali Lawmakers Assassinated in Mogadishu

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for killing Abdiaziz Isaq Mursal, the second member of parliament to be killed in as many days
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Mariama Diallo
April 21, 2014 6:49 PM
VOA's Mariama Diallo brings you a recap of today's headlines on Africa.

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