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French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at an African regional security summit in Dakar, Senegal

France urges closer African ties to tackle jihadists

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Scores drown after boat capsizes in DR Congo

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Sudan’s Bashir hails ICC decision to halt Darfur probe

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Sudanese boys walking past a UNAMID tank in Kutum, Darfur.

UN peacekeepers ‘look on’ as ‘Russia-backed’ war rages in Darfur

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Sierra Leone cancels Christmas ‘to reflect on Ebola’

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(From L) Diane Lazarevic, her father Serge Lazarevic - France’s last remaining hostage - and Clement Verdon, the son of killed hostage Philippe Verdon, and president Hollande.

Mali confirms AQIM militants swapped for French hostage

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Thousands march in Benin over delay in local elections

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Police in front of the formerly quarantined Pasteur clinic in Bamako on November 12.

Mali nears Ebola-free status as last patient leaves hospital

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A view of a road and shops at the Terminus Market in Jos, Nigeria

Deadly double bombing strikes Nigerian city of Jos

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Major jihadist leader killed in Mali, French army says

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A woman in Cameroon enjoys eating a dish prepared with beetle larvae, December 2014.

Video: Can insects help feed a hungry world?

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ICC refers Libya to Security Council over Gaddafi’s son

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Was French hostage swapped for detained jihadists?

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Double suicide attack strikes market in Nigeria’s Kano

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British VIP abuse ring inquiry probes boys' murders

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AFP

'Shmoney Dance' rapper indicted on gun charges

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Brazil's Coelho offers $100,000 for N. Korea parody film

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AFP

An old car for your teenager? Take care, say experts

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AFP

Jilted man finds travel partner with ex-fiancee's name

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AFP

German medics report on drug success for Ebola patient

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AFP

Aussies Smith, Johnson blast India bowlers to seize Test momentum

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AFP

Warming leads to more run-ins with polar bears

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