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Second-term Obama tells Africa's 'Big Men' to quit when time is up


Barack Obama.Judging by the applause at the African Union headquarters, Barack Obama hit a chord when he took aim at the continent's 'Big Men', telling them they should quit when their time was up - especially since most have the cash to retire comfortably.
   

Obama says more political openness would strengthen Ethiopia


Barack Obama.U.S. President Barack Obama told Ethiopia's leaders on Monday that allowing more political freedoms would strengthen the African nation, which had already lifted millions out of a poverty once rooted in recurring famine.
   

Burundi's Nkurunziza wins presidential vote boycotted by rivals


Pierre Nkurunziza.Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza won a third term in office on Friday after the opposition boycotted the vote, a victory that leaves the east African nation politically divided and facing international isolation after months of unrest.
   

Gambia Jammeh says pardons dozens charged with treason


Yahya Jammeh.Gambian President Yahya Jammeh said on Wednesday he has pardoned all prisoners charged with treason from 1994 to 2013, excluding those who tried to unseat him in a failed coup in December.
   

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