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Winnie Mandela, South African anti-apartheid activist, dies at 81

The family said in a statement that she passed away at the Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa after a long illness, for which she had been in and out of hospital since the start of the year. "Mrs. Madikizela-Mandela was one of the greatest icons of the struggle against apartheid," the statement said. "She fought valiantly against the apartheid state and
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Who is Abdel Fattah el-Sisi?

Personal: Birth date: November 19, 1954Birth place: Cairo, EgyptBirth name: Abdel Fattah Said Hussein Khalil el-SisiFather: Said "Hassan" el-Sisi, bazaar shop ownerMother: Soad Mohamed Marriage: Entissar Amer (1977-present)Children: Mustafa; Mahmoud; Hassan; Aya Education: Egyptian Military Academy, 1977; Attended Egyptian Command and Staff College, 1987; Attended Joint
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Nigeria talk of possible ceasefire with Boko Haram

Aisha Kachalla, 15, was one of the Nigerian schoolgirls released last week after four weeks in Boko Haram captivity. Now reunited with her parents, Aisha told CNN she is scared to go back to school because of the Boko Haram warning. "They told us not to go back to school but read our Quran," Aisha said. Aisha also revealed the conditions they were kept in at the Boko Haram
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Is China extending influence in Africa with $32m grant?

Accepting the grant, the president of ECOWAS, Jean-Claude Brou, thanked China and confirmed the organization's commitment to promoting future ECOWAS-China cooperation. A press release said that Brou called this a mark of goodwill from China. But critics questioned the Asian economic powerhouse's motives for the donation, which positions it at the center of West
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China denies bugging African Union headquarters it built in Ethiopia

Quoting anonymous sources, the French daily newspaper Le Monde reported Friday that data were transferred over five years from the African Union's Chinese-built headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to its servers in Shanghai. A spokeswoman for China's foreign ministry said the Le Monde report was based on "groundless accusations.""The remarks you
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Freed girl says how Boko Haram told her not to pursue education

Aisha Kachalla, 15, was one of the Nigerian schoolgirls released last week after four weeks in Boko Haram captivity. Now reunited with her parents, Aisha told CNN she is scared to go back to school because of the Boko Haram warning. "They told us not to go back to school but read our Quran," Aisha said. Aisha also revealed the conditions they were kept in at the Boko Haram
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Egypt elections: Polls open as Sisi faces little contest

Sisi is running against just one other candidate, Mousa Mostafa Mousa, after several others quit the race. The opposition blames Sisi's government for squeezing potential rivals through what they see as a strategy of intimidation or coercion, but the President says he is not to blame.Detractors have accused Mousa of being a stooge candidate, sanctioned by the regime