Africa

Burkina Faso president resigns, calls for 90-day transition

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OUAGADOUGOU - Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore announced his resignation in a statement on Friday and called for a 90-day transition to "free and transparent" elections in the West African country, local radio and television said.

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Conoco sees third quarter profit rise, 2015 capex seen lower 30 Oct 2014

- ConocoPhillips , the largest U.S. independent oil and gas company, on Thursday reported higher third-quarter profit after the sale of its Nigerian unit and said overall spending would decline next year, partly in response to falling crude oil prices.

Liberians fast, pray for three days to break Ebola 'curse' 30 Oct 2014

MONROVIA - (This version of the October 29 story corrects paragraph 7 to make clear that Senegal, not Sierra Leone, was declared Ebola free)

Thousands flee as Boko Haram seizes northeast Nigerian town 30 Oct 2014

MAIDUGURI/YOLA Nigeria - Islamist Boko Haram militants have seized control of the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi, killing dozens of people and forcing thousands to flee, witnesses said.

Boko Haram seize northeast Nigerian town, dozens killed - witnesses 30 Oct 2014

MAIDUGURI/YOLA Nigeria - Boko Haram militants have seized control of the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi, killing dozens of people and forcing thousands to flee, witnesses said.

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Die at home and cut the health cover-ups, Africans urge leaders 30 Oct 2014

JOHANNESBURG - When dying Zambian president Michael Sata flew to London last week he was following a long line of African leaders who have sought emergency -- and secret -- medical treatment in foreign hospitals most of their citizens can only dream of.