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09:06, 31 October 2014 Friday
Niger says insurgents kill nine members of security forces

At least nine members of Niger's security forces were killed in attacks by unidentified insurgents

23:51, 30 October 2014 Thursday
13 Morsi backers sentenced to prison in Egypt

Prosecutors had earlier accused the 16 defendants of involvement in violence, riots and attacks on policemen following Morsi's ouster in July last year.

23:36, 30 October 2014 Thursday
Thousands flee as Boko Haram seizes Nigerian town

The insurgents stormed Mubi on Wednesday. Gunfire has been heard in the town ever since, witnesses said

22:43, 30 October 2014 Thursday
Burkina army imposes interim govt after crowd burns parliament

The controversial government-proposed amendment would increase to three the maximum number of five-year presidential terms available to a single individual, opening the door for Compaore – in power since 1987 – to seek reelection next year.

17:36, 30 October 2014 Thursday
Nigeria pulls security for defecting parliament speaker

Tambuwal defected from the ruling party to the opposition on Wednesday

15:49, 30 October 2014 Thursday
Tunisia's Ennahda down but not out after election defeat

With no outright majority, Nidaa Tounes will seek to form a coalition with partners in negotiations that will likely last weeks before a new government is set up

15:05, 30 October 2014 Thursday
African Union mourns Zambia's Sata

The African Union (A.U.) has ordered flags to be flown at half-mast

14:59, 30 October 2014 Thursday
France calls for end to violence in Burkina Faso

"We deplore the violence that has taken place in and around the National Assembly," said France's foreign affairs ministry in an online briefing.

14:37, 30 October 2014 Thursday
Sudan's Bashir calls for constitutional changes

Sudan's ruling party on Saturday officially declared al-Bashir its candidate for upcoming presidential elections

13:10, 30 October 2014 Thursday

The kidnappers attacked the staff and a contractor for the firm in southwest Nigeria's Ogun state on Friday as they were making their way to work in a quarry

11:37, 30 October 2014 Thursday
Egypt bans pro-Mursi pressure group targets universities

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb issued a decree dissolving the National Coalition to Support Legitimacy and Reject the Coup as well as its political arm, the Independence Party

10:02, 30 October 2014 Thursday

A wide range of Benin's political forces, political parties and citizens took part in the protest where participants chanted slogans calling on the authorities to abide by their country's political agenda

09:36, 30 October 2014 Thursday
French soldier killed during clash with militants in Mali

His death raised to 10 the number of French soldiers killed since France intervened militarily in Mali in January 2013

09:29, 30 October 2014 Thursday
At least 3 mln in Somalia in need of aid

"Over three million Somalis are in need of humanitarian assistance and unfortunately that number is growing. I urge donors to step up contributions to avert another famine in Somalia," Ban said

09:04, 30 October 2014 Thursday
Libyan PM says ready for talks with 'rival government'

Thinni, whose government has retreated 1,000 km to the east where also the elected parliament is now based, set one condition for talks with his rivals

22:01, 29 October 2014 Wednesday
Zambia's Scott becomes Africa's first white leader in 20 years

Scott, a Cambridge-educated economist born in Zambia to Scottish parents, had been Sata's vice president.

21:57, 29 October 2014 Wednesday
South Sudan rebels say they seize Bentiu govt denies it

Each side blamed the other for the fighting in Bentiu, the capital of the oil-producing Unity State.

21:35, 29 October 2014 Wednesday
Thousands protest in Burkina for second day -UPDATED

Thousands, many blowing whistles and horns, for a second day on Wednesday and the United States joined an outcry against President Blaise Compaore's plan to stand for re-election in Burkina Faso

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