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Rival Libyan ruler could ban UN envoy


Roival Libyan ruler could ban UN envoy complicating peace talksLibya's rival government may forbid a UN official from entering the territory it controls, a move that could make it harder to negotiate an end to a violent struggle for power that threatens to tear the country apart.
   

Transitional government appointed in Burkina Faso


Burkina Faso has appointed a temporary government.Burkina Faso authorities issued a decree on Sunday announcing a new interim government, with President Michel Kafando and prime minister Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida also taking on the key ministries of foreign affairs and defence.
   

Tunisians vote for first freely elected president of post-Ben Ali era


People voting in Tunisian elections.Tunisians went to the polls on Sunday to pick their first directly elected president, the final step in the North African state's transition to full democracy following a 2011 revolution that ousted long-time ruler Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.
   

Jihadi wave tests Tunisia's young democracy


The Tunisian flag.Tunisians were used to seeing Nidhal Selmi belting around a stadium, proudly sporting his country's red and white colours as a defender on the national football squad.
   

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