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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017 file photo, Lulu Yurdio, 12, collects food aid for himself and his two siblings and parents who remain hiding in the bush, in Padeah, South Sudan. Five months into South Sudan's fragile peace deal and 1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation while half the population, more than six million people are facing extreme hunger, according to a report released Friday Feb. 22, 2019,  by the United Nations and South Sudan's government. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, File)
South Sudan's hunger is growing, despite 5 months of peaceFive months into South Sudan's fragile peace, 1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation and half the population, more than six million people, are facing extreme hunger, say the United Nations and South Sudan's government in a report issued Friday
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In Nigeria, Boko Haram violence disenfranchises many votersIn Nigeria, Islamic extremist violence disenfranchise thousands of potential voters, including widows who survived attacks
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LGBT activists and supporters attend a Kenyan court ruling on whether to decriminalize same sex relationships, in Nairobi, Kenya,  Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. A Kenyan judge says the High Court has postponed a ruling on a petition to decriminalize same sex relationships. The decision has left the tens of the activists who turned up in court disappointed.  (AP Photo/Brian Inganga) .
Kenya court postpones ruling on anti-gay laws to May 24Disappointment as Kenyan court postpones decision on abolishing anti-gay laws
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Africa's largest democracy finally goes to vote, a week lateAfrica's largest democracy finally goes to vote, a week late; 'the right to demand better'
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Nigeria leader says many feared 'the worst' after vote delayNigeria's leader says many feared 'the worst' after election delay; vote now on Saturday
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Kenya court set to rule on whether to scrap anti-gay lawsKenyan court to rule whether to scrap laws criminalizing same sex relations, could be important step for gays
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Withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from Somalia beginsAn official in Burundi says the withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from the African Union regional force in Somalia has begun
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UN: Central African Republic peace deal may be turning pointThe U.N. envoy for Central African Republic says the peace agreement signed this month by the government and 14 rebel groups "could be a turning point" in the conflict-torn country despite persistent dangers
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In this photo dated Thursday, Jan. 1 2019, Government and opposition forces come together for one of many meetings aimed at building confidence for a peace deal between the opposing forces, in the town of Yambio, South Sudan, although the meeting deteriorated with both sides accused of recruiting forces and using child soldiers. Officials sad Thursday Feb. 21 2019, that evidence from numerous accounts, suggest that South Sudan's rival armed groups are forcefully recruiting civilians, including child soldiers, violating a fragile peace deal signed five months ago.  (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
Recruitment of new soldiers threatens South Sudan's peaceSouth Sudan's rival armed groups are forcefully recruiting civilians across the country including the abduction of child soldiers violating a fragile peace deal signed five months ago
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Indigo, ash and time mark Nigeria's centuries-old dye pitsIndigo, ash and time: Nigeria's centuries-old dye pits linger on but sons drift away from the craft passed down through generations
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16 killed in attack by suspected herdsmen in NigeriaAn official in the central Nigerian state of Benue says 16 people have been killed in an attack apparently staged by herdsmen
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Zimbabwe launches new currency measureZimbabwe, without its own currency for a decade, has converted electronic money into a stand-alone local currency to freely float against other major currencies, abandoning an official but artificial parity with the dollar
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South Africa to loan $5 billion to ailing state power firmSouth Africa's minister of finance says that the government will loan the troubled state power company, Eskom, 69 billion rand ($4.9 billion) to help it service its debts
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Ruling party endorses Uganda's Museveni for 6th termUganda's ruling party has endorsed president as its flag bearer for the 2021 elections
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South Sudan rife with human rights abuses, says UN reportThe "lawless" activities of South Sudan's national security and military intelligence risk turning the war-torn country into a police state run on fear and corruption, said the United Nations
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