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  • Northern divisions undermine peace hopes in Mali

    Mali, Mar 6 - Divided into rival armed factions, plagued by drug trafficking and at the mercy of jihadism, northern Mali will only find peace through reconciliation among its warring tribes, experts say. The west African nation's vast desert north is riven by ethnic rivalries,... Read more

  • Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia agree basis of Nile water deal

    Sudan, Mar 6 - The foreign ministers of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia said early on Friday they had reached the basis of an agreement on the sharing of Nile waters and Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam. "A full agreement has been reached between our three countries on the principles... Read more

  • Woman bailed in dramatic S.African baby-snatching case

    Cape Town, Mar 6 - A woman charged with stealing a newborn baby from its sleeping mother 17 years ago was granted bail by a South African court Friday in a case of wrenching emotional complexity and coincidence. The kidnapped baby is now a few weeks away from her 18th birthday... Read more

  • Four albino killers sentenced to death in Tanzania

    Tanzania, Mar 6 - A court in Tanzania has sentenced four people to death for the murder of an albino woman who was killed so her hacked-off limbs could be used in magic, officials said Friday. The sentencing comes after Tanzania' President Jakaya Kikwete blasted the wave... Read more

  • Boko Haram kills scores in NE Nigeria, militants amass in Gwoza

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Mar 6 - Boko Haram fighters killed 68 people, many of them children, in northeast Nigeria, as militants began amassing in the strategic town of Gwoza against a possible fight-back by military forces. The atrocity in Njaba, some 50 kilometres (31 miles)... Read more