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Buhari row reveals ‘kitchen cabinet’

Economic uncertainty has gripped Nigeria as promised reforms fail to materialise

Rebels welcome ruling on Libya PM’s unconstitutional election

Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq has been deemed unconstitutional by Libya's Supreme Court, and the country's rebels have approved of the decision.

Libya’s prime minister released after abduction

A former rebel group, affiliated with the Libyan government, has freed Prime Minister Ali Zeidan after capturing him in Tripoli.

Former rebels abduct Libya’s prime minister

A group of former Libyan rebels says it has seized Prime Minister Ali Zeidan due to his government's role in the US capture of a top al-Qaeda suspect.

Sudan arrests foreigners in border region

Sudan said it had arrested a Briton, a Norwegian and a South African on Saturday, accusing them of illegally entering a oil-producing border area.

Dead or alive: R9-million bounty on Gaddafi’s head

Libya's rebels are offering a bounty for Muammar Gaddafi, after a former ally said he was probably heading for the border -- in women's clothing.

Gaddafi’s son rallies loyalists for Tripoli fightback

A son of Muammar Gaddafi who rebels said they had captured made a surprise appearance with jubilant supporters in Tripoli overnight.

Gaddafi on the run as rebels fight in Tripoli

Remnants of forces still loyal to Muammar Gaddafi staged a desperate stand in Tripoli on Tuesday as rebels fought their way into the capital.

Gaddafi desperate to reclaim order as rebels push forward

Muammar Gaddafi has urged Libyans to take up arms and crush an uprising in Tripoli as rebel troops closed on the capital for a final onslaught.

Separation anxiety in Sudan

For the southern Sudanese it was a night to stay out dancing. For people in Khartoum it was a time of sadness mixed with defiance.

Violence in Sudan’s Abyei forces thousands to flee

More than 15 000 people have fled Sudan's Abyei region to Agok in the south after the northern army seized the disputed area, the UN has said.

Heavy police turnout deters Gulf protests

A security clampdown in the Riyadh kept a lid on a planned day of rage, while police in Kuwait and Bahrain appeared to deflate demonstrators' zeal.

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