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NIGERIA/BOKO HARAM: Nigeria's military says civilian leaders who are calling on troops to leave the embattled city of Maiduguri are supporters of an Islamic sect that is responsible for a series of bombings and kidnappings.
NIGERIA/ISLAMIC BANKING: Nigeria is introducing Islamic banking to bring more of the nation's estimated 70 million Muslims into the economy. But many prominent Christian leaders say it will further enflame religious violence.
UN/SOUTH SUDAN: The national flag of newly independent South Sudan has been raised outside the United Nations after becoming the world body's 193rd member on Thursday.
BURKINA FASO/SOLDIERS: Burkina Faso has dismissed 566 soldiers linked to a wave of mutiny attempts between April and last month.
CONGO/AIRLINE: The Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended the operating license of one of the country's largest airlines following a deadly crash that killed at least 83 people last week.
SENEGAL/POLITICS: Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade says he is confident he could win re-election, a strong indication that he plans to run for another term in February despite street protests against his rule.
KENYA/REFUGEE CAMP: Kenya has announced it will reopen an unused refugee camp in Dadaab to accommodate the influx of refugees from Somalia.
SIERRA LEONE/WAR CRIMES: Five people charged with contempt of court appear before Sierra Leone's war crimes tribunal, including two former rebel leaders who have already been convicted of war crimes. Scott Stearns files as warranted.
KENYA/REFUGEE CAMP: Kenya has announced it will reopen an unused refugee camp in Dadaab to accommodate the influx of refugees from Somalia. Aid groups have welcomed the move but warn that more assistance will be needed to address the ongoing crisis.
SAF/PUBLIC PROTECTOR: South Africa's Public Protector, a constitutionally mandated government watchdog, has challenged President Jacob Zuma to take action against the public works minister, the national police commissioner and senior officials on two public leases she has branded as invalid and unlawful.
ZIMBABWE/EXILES: Zimbabwe's growing exile community in South Africa is struggling with many issues, such as bureaucratic hassles, losing their rights in their home country and a lack of opportunities in their new country.