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Sudan accused of chemical weapons attacks in Darfur

Sudanese officials deny Amnesty report alleging suspected use of chemical weapons by Sudan's government forces.

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Somalia: US accused of killing 22 troops in air strike

Security official says Americans were "misinformed" in a request that came from regional rival to hit al-Shabab.

Somalia soldiers

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UN fears 'manipulation' as Somalia delays elections

Somalia's Foreign Minister Abdusalam H. Omer blames delay on political issues and threats from al-Shabab armed group.

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Ali Bongo sworn in as president of Gabon

Bongo takes oath of office despite criticism from the opposition and members of the international community.

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ICC: Mali fighter jailed for destroying Timbuktu sites

Former rebel Ahmad al-Mahdi, first to be convicted of cultural destruction as war crime, gets nine years in prison.

Timbuktu

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Deadly Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria

At least eight soldiers and 25 attackers die in separate strikes as armed group continues to hit military targets.

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Abubakar Shekau appears alive in new Boko haram video

Man who claims to be Abubakar Shekau denies assertions by the Nigerian army that he had been seriously wounded.

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Gabon: Ping rejects court ruling on Bongo election win

Jean Ping says Constitutional Court demonstrated "bias" in its "unjust" decision to validate Bongo's presidential win.

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Report: Africa's elephants face worst drop in 25 years

Conservation group blames poaching for 20 percent decline in elephant population over last decade.

Africa's elephant

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Zimbabwe castigates Botswana leader over Mugabe comment

Botswana president called for Robert Mugabe to step down in comments that earned the wrath of the Zimbabwean government.

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