Nigeria wants to encourage, rehabilitate former fighters, but rights groups question effectiveness of efforts
Refugee children in poor countries are six times less likely to go to school
New restrictions are aimed at four Asian and African nations that have refused to take back citizens who've been deported
Decision could hamper Jacob Zuma’s efforts to ensure his ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma replaces him as party leader and eventually as president
Opposition members protest lack of promised discussion of constitutional reforms, while anger grew over 50-year-rule of Gnassingbe family
Longtime President Yoweri Museveni is 73 and would be ineligible to run again if limit remains at 75 in 2021 election
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Opposition questioning Uhuru Kenyatta's mandate following Supreme Court ruling nullifying results of August 8 presidential poll
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Anti-apartheid activist and black consciousness leader died in police custody after being severely beaten
Grace Mugabe granted diplomatic immunity in alleged August 13 confrontation with 20-year-old woman in Johannesburg hotel
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