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Minister Lai Mohammed, the Information Minister and spokesperson for the Government of Nigeria during an Associated Press interview in London, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Minister Lai Mohammed said Tuesday that Boko Haram used to administer a number of local governments and collect taxes but now has none under its control. He said the extremists used to be active in 10 states but are now confined to a much smaller space.  (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Nigerian gov't says Boko Haram contained; president fineNigeria's information minister says his country has greatly reduced the reach of Boko Haram extremists even though the group can still launch suicide attacks
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Ugandan lawmakers in brawl over 'life presidency' billA fight broke out in Uganda's parliament Tuesday amid efforts to introduce legislation that could extend the long-time leader's decades-long hold on power
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New Angolan leader takes oath after dos Santos' 38-year ruleAngolan President Joao Lourenco has taken the oath of office at a ceremony attended by predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who stepped down after ruling the oil-rich but impoverished country since 1979
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Dutch tourists robbed after leaving Johannesburg airportSouth African authorities say thieves in a vehicle with police markings robbed several dozen Dutch tourists who were traveling in a bus after leaving the main international airport in Johannesburg
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Supporters of opposition leader, Raila Odinga, one wearing oranges, the symbol the Democratic Party of Kenya, demonstrate in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. The protest is to demand the resignations of top officials  of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission following the annulment of presidential elections in August. Ruling party supporters also demonstrated calling for no change to the electoral body. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Kenya police tear gas protests over electoral commissionKenya police Tuesday dispersed protesters in front of the electoral commission offices as controversy erupted over who should conduct the new presidential elections
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Official: 34 inmates escape prison in eastern CongoA local official says 34 prisoners escaped a prison in eastern Congo after breaking through brick walls during heavy rains
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US military kills 17 ISIS militants in Libya airstrikesMilitary officials say 17 ISIS militants were killed in six airstrikes in Libya on Friday
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Attack in north Mali kills 3 peacekeepersThe United Nations mission in Mali says 3 peacekeepers have been killed, 5 others wounded injured in an attack on a convoy
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 14, 2017 file photo, women's rights activist and presidential candidate Diane Shima Rwigara, 35, is photographed next to a portrait of her father, business tycoon Assinapol Rwigara, at her home in Kigali, Rwanda. Rwandan police have arrested Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and a women's rights activist, for alleged offenses against state security. Rwigara's mother and sister were also detained on the tax evasion charges and she is also being charged with forgery, Rwanda police said in a Twitter post Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo, File)
Former Rwandan presidential aspirant Rwigara is arrestedRwandan police say they have arrested Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and women's rights activist over offenses against state security
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Ethiopia bans weapons at upcoming religious gatheringEthiopia has banned weapons at the upcoming Irrecha religious festival in order to avoid the violence that killed several dozen people last year
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Anti-govt pastor in Zimbabwe arrested for video of shortagesPolice in Zimbabwe have arrested an anti-government pastor after he circulated videos highlighting the country's worsening economic problems
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A look at UN promises to combat sexual abuses since 2005A look at the various promises, recommendations for reforms to combat sexual abuse, exploitation within UN peacekeeping missions since 2005
The Associated Press3 days ago
Key findings from AP investigation of UN sex abuse in CongoAP Investigation: 5 things to know about UN sex abuse and exploitation in Congo
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UN peacekeepers in Congo hold record for rape, sex abuseA yearlong investigation by The Associated Press has found more than 700 allegations of sexual misconduct by U.N. peacekeepers and staff in Congo since 2004
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African art museum opens in Cape Town; Tutu is early visitorSouth African Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has attended the opening of a museum of contemporary African art in Cape Town
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