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2012-03-16 07:24:32 Talks Open on Boko Haram Ceasefire [Daily Trust] The Federal Government and the Boko Haram sect have opened peace talks with an indirect contact made between the two sides over the past week through two senior clerics, sources privy to the discussions told Daily Trust last night.

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Friday, 04-18-14, 11:52Bouteflika Camp Claims Polls Win[RFI]Supporters of Abdelaziz Bouteflika claim he has won a "crushing victory" in his bid to win a fourth term as Algeria's president. His main rival claims there has been "massive fraud".
Friday, 04-18-14, 11:40UN Chief Again Calls for End to Fighting[UN News]On the heels of his recent visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), where the deadly rift between Christians and Muslims continues to widen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today in a radio message appealed to all Central Africans to build a unified country through peace.
Friday, 04-18-14, 11:38Healing the Visible and Invisible Wounds[ICRC]When bullets smashed through the walls of a house in Pinga, they left a little girl dead and her sister Chimène (7) seriously injured. Surgeons at Goma hospital had to amputate Chimène's left arm in order to save her life.
Friday, 04-18-14, 11:36Ebola Stretches Guinea's Health System[AlertNet]EBOLA cases are stretching Guinea's fragile health system as the death toll continues to rise in the West African state, warns children's charity Plan International.
Friday, 04-18-14, 11:33Fifty-Fifty Gender Representation Possible[Gender Links]Windhoek -Nora Schimming-Chase, former Namibian Ambassador and Member of Parliament, has expressed her disappointment with the current situation surrounding the lack of positive and progressive action towards a 50-50 initiative on gender representation in Parliament. She made the remarks at the official opening of the Namibia SADC Protocol@Work Summit held on 14 April.

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