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Protesters march on Burkina presidency after burning parliament


Protestors have burnt the parliament in Burkina Faso.Thousands of protesters marched on Burkina Faso's presidential palace after burning the parliament building and ransacking state television offices on Thursday, forcing President Blaise Compaore to scrap a plan to extend his 27-year rule.
   

Libyan PM ready for talks with rival gov't, Benghazi toll hits 190


Libyan leaders.Libya's internationally-recognised Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said on Wednesday he was ready for peace talks with rivals controlling Tripoli as fresh fighting in Benghazi killed 20 people.
   

Egypt bans pro-Mursi pressure group


Mohamed Mursi.Egypt on Thursday banned a pressure group that has pushed for the reinstatement of President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, who was overthrown by the army last year.
   

Zambia's Scott becomes Africa's first white leader in 20 years


Guy Scott.Zambia's Guy Scott became Africa's first white head of state in 20 years on Wednesday after the president, "King Cobra" Michael Sata, died in a London hospital aged 77.
   

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