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19 April 2014 Last updated at 18:53 ET

Nigeria teacher in seized girls pleaNigerian soldier on patrol in Borno state (30 April 2013)

The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.

Hamdeen Sabahi has his hand print scanned as he registers his candidacy for president on 3 AprilEgypt left-winger to challenge Sisi

Egyptian left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi submits his official bid to run for president, the only challenger so far to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

A boy surrounded by a herd in Lakes state, South Sudan (20 February 2014)'Dozens die' in S Sudan cattle raid

Dozens of people are killed in a cattle raid in a remote herders' camp in South Sudan's northern Warrap state, local officials say.

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