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MH370 families urge residents of African coast to join debris search

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ANTANANARIVO People whose loved ones disappeared on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have appealed to residents on the east African coast to search for plane debris and hand in anything they find to the authorities.

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Poverty, prejudice drive more women to join Boko Haram militants 11:14am GMT

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Failing to improve the lives of girls and women trapped in poverty and domestic drudgery in northeast Nigeria could drive them into the ranks of extremist groups, analysts said on Monday.

Police fire tear gas to disperse striking Kenyan doctors 10:33am GMT

NAIROBI Police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of striking doctors demonstrating over pay and conditions outside Kenya's health ministry on Monday.

Girls turn poo to clean power in Cameroon biogas push 8:48am GMT

BUEA, Cameroon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An initiative by youth organisations in Cameroon to turn human waste into biogas is reducing pollution and providing cheap, renewable energy to the growing populations of the university towns of Buea and Bamenda.

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Ghana opposition urges voter support, seeks to turn economy around 12:24am GMT

ACCRA Ghana's main opposition leader on Sunday called on voters to rally behind him, saying he has the credentials to quickly turn the economy around and is not looking to amass personal wealth.

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Pakistan, Russia to sell warplanes to Nigeria, air force chief says 04 Dec 2016

ABUJA Nigeria is expecting the arrival of warplanes and helicopters it ordered from Pakistan and Russia, its latest effort to counter terrorist and militant activities, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar said on Sunday.