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Nigerian Women Outraged at Mass Kidnapping of Teenage Girls

More than five days after abduction of more than 100 teenage girls in Northeastern Nigeria, 85 girls remain missing, believed to be deep within dangerous forest More

FILE-  Brig. Gen. Chris Olukolade, Nigeria's top military spokesman in Abuja.

Nigeria Retracts Statement About Kidnapped Girls

Military statement earlier this week indicated most of the girls abducted from a secondary school had been freed More

Bor, South Sudan

UN: Women, Children Targeted in South Sudan Attack

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) says an armed mob forced its way into the compound in Bor Thursday and opened fire at civilians taking refuge inside More

Malawi president Joyce Banda waves to the crowd gathered in Lilongwe for the official launch of her electoral presidential campaign, March 29, 2014 in Lilongwe.

Malawi Women Intensify Fight for Equal Space in Public Office

Currently, only 22 percent of 193 parliamentary seats are held by women, one of the lowest percentages not only in southern Africa, but also globally More

Health workers walk in an isolation center for people infected with Ebola at Donka Hospital in Conakry, April 14, 2014.

Ebola Outbreak Death Toll Rises to 135

Guinea's health ministry reports a total of 122 deaths, while 13 deaths were reported by Liberian health officials More



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South Africa’s Ruling Party Facing Defections Ahead of Critical Vote

ANC is bleeding loyalists, including big-name supporters, who helped party back when it was banned
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UN Chief Condemns Attack on UN Compound in South Sudan

Armed youths overran compound in capital of Jonglei state, Bor, opening fire on internally displaced civilians
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Nigerian President Holds Emergency Security Talks, Following Attacks

Nigeria has been rocked by a series of attacks this week, including a Monday bombing in Abuja that left at least 75 people dead
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Zambia Cabinet Minister Faces Inquiry over Alleged Office Abuse

Anti-Graft organization spokesperson says youth and sports minister is accused of abuse of office
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Cameroon Heart Patients Have a Bumpy Road to Care

Some of the most sophisticated surgical procedures in Africa are performed in a remote part of the country
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Displaced Pour into South Sudan UN Base Amid New Violence

An UNMISS official says the number of displaced seeking refuge at the U.N. base in Bentiu has nearly doubled since fighting erupted again between government and opposition forces.
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Mariama Diallo
April 10, 2014
VOA's Mariama Diallo brings you a recap of today's headline on Africa.

On the Fringe of South African May Elections

Small political parties struggle to bring a wide range of social, economic and politicial ideas to South Africa's national elections

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