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South Sudan's Foreign Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin speaks during a press conference with Interior minister Aleu Ayienyi Aleu (L), in Juba, South Sudan, April 18, 2014. The Government of South Sudan strongly condemns the attack on innocent civilians in

South Sudan Urges Sudan to Stop Attacks By Armed Groups

South Sudan foreign minister says Juba will prevent ‘enemies’ from undermining warming relations with Sudan More

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14 Algerian Soldiers Killed in Ambush

Algeria's state news agency says the soldiers were ambushed in the mountainous Tizi-Ouzou region while returning from security duties related to Thursday's presidential election More

Outrage Over Nigeria Abductions Spikes

Nearly a week after more than 100 Nigerian girls were kidnapped, scores remain missing More

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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

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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



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Fifty-Eight Killed in Attack on UN South Sudan Base

Officials say victims include women, children - and many are ethnic Nuers - who sought refuge at the compound in Bor after fighting erupted in country late last year
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South Sudan Officials Blame UN for Deadly Attack in Bor

Government ministers say U.N. peacekeepers provoked the attack, which left dozens dead, by firing into the air to try to disperse a large group of armed civilians who had gathered outside the U.N. base in Bor, the capital of Jonglei state.
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Video Carter Decries Abuse of Girls in India

In VOA interview, former US president says where a growing shortage of women in India is attracting more human trafficking
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Nigeria Retracts Statement About Kidnapped Girls

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