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DRC’s former child soldiers face tough return to civilian life

Many of the former child combatants are overwhelmed by the horrors they have witnessed in a part of the country that has been ravaged by violence for more than 25 years

France’s Chirac guilty of graft but escapes jail time

Popular former French president Jacques Chirac has been convicted of graft, but escaping a jail sentence for running ghost workers at Paris city hall.

Ousted Ben Ali slams Tunisian trial as ‘masquerade’

Deposed and exiled Tunisian autocrat Zine el Abidine Ben Ali has broken his silence to denounce his trial on corruption charges as a "masquerade".

Rogue trader Kerviel sentenced to jail, fined billions

A Paris court on Tuesday sentenced rogue trader Jerome Kerviel to three years in jail and ordered the 33-year-old to pay back the five billion euros.

Mauritania opposition leader held

Mauritanian police arrested top opposition presidential candidate Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidallah for a second time on Sunday on suspicion of planning a coup following the re-election of longtime leader Maaouiya Ould Taya.

Frenchman sets off on 110 day run across Africa

Frenchman Serge Girard set off on Thursday from Africa's westernmost point on an 8 800-kilometre run that will bring him several steps closer to achieving his bold and a ''little crazy'' ambition: he wants to run across the world's continents.

Massive Senegalese ?yes? to change

MORE than 90% of voters have approved a new constitution for Senegal in a weekend referendum, giving President Abdoulaye Wade the green light to...

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