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Libyan Islamist leader proposes elections to end conflict

The Libyan flag.Fresh elections are the only way to end conflict in Libya where two governments and parliaments are competing for power and the country's oil wealth, an influential Islamist supporter of a self-declared government in Tripoli said.

Burundi president appeals for ethnic harmony, soldier killed

A protestors puts his hands up in front of soldiers in Burundi.Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza appealed for ethnic harmony on Wednesday, addressing fears that weeks of political unrest could trigger another bout of bloodletting between Hutus and Tutsis in the heart of Africa's Great Lakes.

Chadian lawmakers extend mandate of troops fighting Boko Haram

Chadian soldiers.Chadian lawmakers voted on Wednesday to indefinitely extend the mandate of troops participating in a regional effort to combat Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants until the joint mission was completed.

Burundi's president delays parliamentary elections by a week

Pierre Nkurunziza.Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza delayed by a week local and parliamentary elections set for May 26, after nearly a month of political unrest and a failed military coup in the east African state, his adviser said on Wednesday.

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