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Zimbabwe's Mugabe says wife not the power behind his throne

Zimbabwe's Mugabe says wife not the power behind his throne

Zimbabwe's 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe told state television that his wife Grace, a rising political star in the ruling party, is not the power behind his throne.
Deaths shake Ukraine truce, Poroshenko wary of Russia threat

Deaths shake Ukraine truce, Poroshenko wary of Russia threat

Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine, denting hopes a ceasefire will hold, and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a "military threat" even if the truce is solid.
Bomb attacks kill at least 23 in north, central Nigeria

Bomb attacks kill at least 23 in north, central Nigeria

Boko Haram bombers killed 23 people on Thursday, authorities said, as the Islamist insurgents fight back against a military offensive launched by Nigeria and three neighbouring countries.
U.S. military ends Ebola mission in Liberia

U.S. military ends Ebola mission in Liberia

The United States military officially ended a mission to build treatment facilities to combat an Ebola outbreak in Liberia on Thursday, months earlier than expected, in the latest indication that a year-long epidemic in West Africa is waning.
Nigeria opposition will not tolerate more election delays: Buhari

Nigeria opposition will not tolerate more election delays: Buhari

Further delays to Nigeria's election are unacceptable and the opposition will take the government to court if the election commission chief is forced out, presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday.