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French army to begin Mali pullout,
France is set to begin the first major stage of its military withdrawal from Mali, four months after sending troops to push Islamist rebels out the north.
Nigeria Boko Haram camps 'destroyed',
The Nigerian army says it has destroyed a number of camps used by militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, in the north-east of the country.
Belmokhtar 'supervised' Niger bombs,
Militant leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar masterminded the two suicide bombs in Niger on Thursday which killed 20 people, a Mauritanian news agency reports.
'Tanzanian shot' in gas crackdown,
A pregnant woman has been shot dead in Tanzania during a security operation after gas protests in Mtwara, a journalist in the town tells the BBC.
China 'offers peacekeepers' for Mali,
China has offered soldiers to the new UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, expected to deploy to the West African nation before July, UN officials say.
Thousands at author Achebe's funeral,
Thousands of mourners attend the funeral of renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in his home town of Ogidi in Anambra state.
Darfur conflict 'displaces 300,000',
Some 300,000 people have fled fighting in Sudan's Darfur region in the first five months of 2013, the UN's top aid official Valerie Amos warns.
Mozambique mines 'hurt locals',
International mining companies operating in Mozambique are failing in their obligation to people displaced by coal mining, says Human Rights Watch.
Bombers hit Niger barracks and mine,
Suicide bombers target a military camp and a French-run uranium mine in north-western Niger leaving at least 20 people dead, officials say.
Congo truce declared 'for Ban visit',
M23 rebels in eastern DR Congo declare a ceasefire for UN chief Ban Ki-moon's visit to the conflict-hit area, a spokesman for the group says.
SA police anti-crime site hacked,
A hacker has attacked a South African police website, downloading the details of whistleblowers who reported crime, an official says.
Ethiopian awarded for anti-FGM work,
Ethiopian activist Bogaletch Gebre wins an international prize for her campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM).
SA opposition rejects Gupta report,
South Africa's main opposition party condemns as a cover-up an official probe into the use of a military base for an Indian society wedding.
Kenya leaders named in truth report,
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy are named in connection with post-election violence in a long-awaited report investigating human rights abuses.
VIDEO: Meet the ?Queen of North Shields?,
A former refugee living on an estate in Tyneside compares life for families living on the poverty line in England and Africa.
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