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'Shabaab commanders' killed in AU offensive

25 July 2014, 16:07

AU troops in Somalia say they have killed two “senior” commanders of the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab insurgents, in the latest push of an offensive against the extremist fighters.

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Air France to avoid Mali crash site as "precaution"

25 July 2014, 15:06

Air France-KLM is to avoid flying over the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airlines as a "precautionary measure", a spokesperson for the French group says.

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Mali govt, rebels agree on 'roadmap' for talks

25 July 2014, 14:06

Mali’s government and Tuareg-led rebels have signed an agreement for a roadmap toward securing a broader peace deal to end decades of uprisings in the north.

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Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash

25 July 2014, 12:51

French President Francois Hollande has announced that one of the aircraft’s two black boxes has been found in the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that crashed over the West African state of Mali.

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Sudan 'apostate' meets Pope

25 July 2014, 11:50

A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, has met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the US.

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Jazeera journos jailed in Egypt set to appeal

25 July 2014, 11:45

Three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt last month for up to 10 years on charges of adding a terrorist organisation are set to appeal their convictions.

'Bad weather likely cause of Air Algerie crash'

25 July 2014, 10:38

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight over the West African state of Mali with 116 people on board, French officials say.

Malaria is the leading killer in CAR

25 July 2014, 10:17

As a recent ceasefire deal boosts prospects for peace in Central African Republic, a key medical aid group has warned that malaria was the leading killer .

Officials doubt Air Algerie plane was attacked

25 July 2014, 09:38

Investigators have concluded that the Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board broke apart when it hit the ground, French officials say, suggesting it was unlikely to have been attacked.

Family of 4 among victims of Air Algerie plane crash

25 July 2014, 08:48

Canadian media says a Canadian family of four was among the victims of an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali.

Mali, northern rebels sign talks deal

25 July 2014, 08:00

Mali's government and Tuareg-led rebels have signed an agreement for a roadmap toward securing a broader peace deal.

France sends troops to secure Air Algerie crash site

25 July 2014, 07:35

France says it had sent a military unit to secure the site of the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers and six crew members which was found in Mali close to the border with Burkina Faso.

Wreckage of Air Algerie spotted - president

24 July 2014, 21:16

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has said that the wreckage of a missing Air Algerie flight had been spotted in his country's northern desert.

Health, agriculture key to Africa's development

24 July 2014, 18:56

Health and agriculture development are key if African countries are to overcome poverty and grow, US software billionaire Bill Gates said.

S Sudan warring sides to resume talks

24 July 2014, 17:51

South Sudan's warring leaders are set to resume peace talks by the end of the month, mediators say, as warnings grow of famine within weeks if fighting continues.

Clashes in Libya's Benghazi kill 9

24 July 2014, 17:00

At least 9 people were killed and 19 wounded,in Benghazi after heavy clashes between Islamist fighters and regular forces trying to oust the militants from the eastern Libyan city.

Missing Air Algerie flight has crashed - report

24 July 2014, 15:50

An Air Algerie flight that went missing en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed.

Air Algerie loses contact with plane

24 July 2014, 14:35

Air Algerie says it has lost contact with one of its aircrafts bound for Algiers from Burkina Faso, nearly an hour after takeoff.

Libya power handover agreed

24 July 2014, 13:11

The General National Congress, which has governed violence-wracked Libya since dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s overthrow says it will hand over legislative power to newly elected parliament.

Egypt judge: Jazeera team did "devil's" work

24 July 2014, 12:03

An Egyptian judge has released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together “by the devil” to destabilise the country.

CAR rebels sign ceasefire agreement

24 July 2014, 08:35

Rival armed factions in the Central African Republic have agreed to a tentative ceasefire at a peace conference held in Congo.

Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

23 July 2014, 16:30

Gunmen have killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official says.

Fuel tanks hit in clashes near Libyan airport

23 July 2014, 15:34

Fuel storage tanks that supply Tripoli have been hit in clashes between rival Libyan militia, igniting a huge blaze near the international airport.

S Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

23 July 2014, 14:34

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government says.

Tunisia faces dilemma in anti-jihadist campaign

23 July 2014, 13:11

Tunisia has hit back at a deadly jihadist attack on troops by closing mosques and media outlets seen as sympathetic to extremists, raising fears of a return to the censorship of the old regime.

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