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Mali Islamist police chief gets 10-year jail term for amputations

A police station in Mali.A Malian Islamist police chief who cut off people's hands as part of a harsh form of Islamic law during an occupation of the north in 2012-13 by jihadi rebels was handed a 10-year jail term, his lawyer said on Saturday.

Two killed in Togo protests

Two killed inTogo protestsTwo protesters were killed and 13 others wounded in Togo when security forces opened fire to break up demonstrations against the ruling Gnassingbe family dynasty, the security ministry said.

South Sudan man briefly abducted

South Sudan Uganda abductionArmed civilians briefly abducted a South Sudanese rebel spokesman in Uganda and told him to stop talking to the media, two rebel officials said.

Nigeria's freed Chibok girls to return home 'fully recovered'

Some of the Chibok girls.More than 100 girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in the Nigerian town of Chibok in 2014 are ready to return to normal life after being released and receiving psychological and medical treatment, the government said on Friday.

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