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South Sudan parliament extends president's term by three years

Salva Kiir.South Sudan's parliament voted on Tuesday to extend President Salva Kiir's term in office by three years, after elections due to be held in June were called off and negotiations to end more than a year of internal conflict broke up without agreement.

Nigeria court bars military from deploying around polling stations

Nigerian voter registration.The Nigerian federal high court in Lagos has barred the military from deploying around polling stations during March 28 national elections, the lawyer for the parliamentarian who brought the case said on Tuesday.

East's bid to control Libya oil wealth likely to fail

A Libyan oil refinery.Libya's official government, operating out of hotels in the east after being driven from the capital, is unlikely to succeed in plans announced last week to divert the country's oil export income away from Tripoli.

Senegal jails ex-president's son for six years for corruption

Karim Wade.A special court in Senegal sentenced the son of former president Abdoulaye Wade on Monday to six years in prison for corruption and ordered him to pay a 138 billion CFA franc ($228 million) fine, dashing his hopes of competing in elections due in 2017.

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