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26 January 2015 Last updated at 13:09 ET

Africa urged to act over Boko Haram

African states should act quickly and collectively to curb the growing threat posed by Nigeria's militant Islamists, the African Union chief says.


Suhair al Bataa, picture courtesy of Al Masry Al YoumEgypt doctor 'convicted in FGM case'

An Egyptian doctor is convicted of the manslaughter of a girl who died after undergoing an illegal female genital mutilation procedure, activists say.

Afcon 2015: Group B climax Live

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Sudan's Omar al-Bashir gets Chinese-built presidential palace

The opening of a new Chinese-built presidential palace in Sudan shows the shifting balance of foreign interest in Africa, reports the BBC's Andrew Harding.

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