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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir attends a session during the 25th Extraordinary Summit of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on South Sudan in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, March 13, 2014.

South Sudan to Release ‘Political’ Detainees on Friday

Presidential spokesperson says charges against political detainees accused of plotting to overthrow President Kiir have been dropped More

Members and supporters of the Parti Democratique Senegalais (PDS) hold a poster showing their leader, former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade and his son Karim, as they rally in front of the party's headquarters in Dakar, Apr. 23, 2014.

Wade to Return to Senegal Friday After Flight Delay

Former president’s return from France was delayed after his hired jet was stuck in Morocco, prompting accusations from his party that flight had been refused permission to land in Dakar More

WASP says it’s strong ahead of the 2014 polls in South Africa, but that the election will be a ‘test run’ for the party. (Courtesy WASP)

South Africa State Broadcaster Accused of ‘Bias’

State broadcaster spokesperson rejects opposition party ad saying it incites violence ahead of May 7 vote More

FILE - Coup leader General Amadou Sanogo attends a ceremony as former parliament speaker Dioncounda Traore (unseen) is sworn in as Mali's interim president in the captial Bamako.

Mali Coup Leader Charged with Conspiracy to Murder

In recent months investigation has led to some 30 bodies being dug from mass graves around former junta headquarters in Kati, about 20 km north of capital, Bamako More

SPLA soldiers stand in a vehicle in Juba December 20, 2013. Talks between South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and African mediators trying to broker a peace deal after six days of clashes between rival army factions are progressing well, Ethiopia's foreign

South Sudan Denies Army Chief Sacking Linked to Conflict

Information Minister Michael Makuei says staff changes ‘routine’ and not linked to new offensive to retake Unity State capital, Bentiu More



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ICRC Describes Rapidly Deteriorating Situation in South Sudan

Outgoing head of Red Cross delegation in nation warns humanitarian crisis will become worse as rainy season takes hold in coming weeks
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UN River Convoy Attacked in South Sudan

Officials say government, rebels both deny responsibility for attack targeting four barges on the Nile River, carrying food and fuel to U.N. base in Malakal
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Scientists Decode Tsetse Fly Genome

The 10-year, 10-million dollar project could lead to better repellents
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South Sudan Drops Case Against Four Accused of Plotting Coup

Justice Minister Paulino Wanawila says the four detainees, who have been in custody since mid-December, could be released as early as Friday.
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Anger Simmers Over N. Nigerian Abductions

Female leaders blaming government officials for failing to rescue recently kidnapped schoolgirls
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South Sudan President Fires Army Chief

President Salva Kiir sacks the army chief of staff and the head of military intelligence, days after two towns in oil-producing Unity state fell to opposition forces.
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Wade to Return to Senegal Friday After Flight Delay

Former president’s return from France was delayed after his hired jet was stuck in Morocco, prompting accusations from his party that flight had been refused permission to land in Dakar
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Mali Coup Leader Charged with Conspiracy to Murder

In recent months investigation has led to some 30 bodies being dug from mass graves around former junta headquarters in Kati, about 20 km north of capital, Bamako
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Mariama Diallo
April 23, 2014 8:57 PM
VOA's Mariama Diallo brings you a recap of today's headlines on Africa.

On the Fringe of South African May Elections

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