18 April 2014 Last updated at 12:54

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Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.


Deputy Kenyan President William Ruto ICC calls Kenya Ruto trial witnesses

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague summons reluctant witnesses to testify at the trial of Kenya's Vice-President William Ruto.

An Islamist rebel is pictured on near Timbuktu, in rebel-held northern MaliFrench troops free Mali aid workers

French troops in Mali free five aid workers who were kidnapped in the north of the country by suspected Islamist militants in February.

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