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Nigeria would let Boko Haram pick NGO intermediary in talks to free Chibok girls

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ABUJA Nigeria would let Boko Haram choose a non-profit organisation as an intermediary in any talks on the release of about 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from the northeastern village of Chibok in 2014, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday.

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Boko Haram landmine kills 4 Chadian soldiers 27 Aug 2016

N'DJAMENA A landmine planted by Islamist group Boko Haram killed four Chadian soldiers on patrol near Chad's border with Niger on Saturday, two security sources said.

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Japan pledges $30 billion for Africa over next three years 27 Aug 2016

NAIROBI Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development, education and healthcare expansion in the continent.

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No 'Arab Spring' in Zimbabwe, Mugabe warns protesters 26 Aug 2016

HARARE President Robert Mugabe warned protesters on Friday there would be no "Arab Spring" in Zimbabwe after anti-government demonstrations descended it to some of the worst violence seen in the southern African nation for two decades. | Video

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South African police deny targeting finmin Gordhan - report 26 Aug 2016

JOHANNESBURG South African police denied being part of a political conspiracy targeting Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, City Press newspaper said on Friday, after the main opposition party described the police investigation into Gordhan as a "witch-hunt".

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African migrants go to Italian quake zone to help survivors 26 Aug 2016

PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy African migrants hoping to start a new life in Italy after risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean have headed to the area of Wednesday's earthquake, helping local people who lost everything in the disaster. | Video