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Chad president tells Boko Haram leader to surrender or face death

Idriss Deby.President Idriss Deby of Chad said on Wednesday he knew the whereabouts of Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, and called on him to surrender or risk being killed.

Final results of Lesotho polls reveal no clear winner

Lesotho leader Thomas Thabane voting.The final results of southern African kingdom Lesotho's general elections revealed no outright winner as the ruling All Basotho Congress party narrowly edged out its nearest rivals in the weekend poll, data on the website of country's electoral commission showed on Wednesday.

Rival to Burundi's president escapes from jail

The Burundi flag.A prominent political rival of Burundi's president has escaped from prison where he was serving 13 years on charges of endangering state security, the justice ministry said on Tuesday.

Outgoing Namibian president wins $5 mln Africa leadership prize

Mo Ibrahim.Namibia's outgoing president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's $5 million African leadership prize, an award meant to recognise good governance that had only been presented only three times before in eight years.

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