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The African Union has assembled 5,000 soldiers to join in the hunt for Joseph Kony, pictured, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). It aims to remove the LRA from central Africa's vast jungle.

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Hunt for Kony raises fears over safety of child 'bodyguards'

Attempts to capture Joseph Kony, the Ugandan warlord who is the target of an internet campaign demanding that he face justice, may lead to the killings of child soldiers he uses as his bodyguards and would thus be opposed by the United Nations.

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Poachers have slaughtered at least 200 elephants in the past five weeks in a patch of Africa where they are more endangered than anywhere else on Earth, wildlife activists say.

Analysis by The Independent made Zac Goldsmith the fourth most rebellious of the MPs first elected in 2010

Diary: The Tory pin-up becoming a thorn in Cameron's side

When Zac Goldsmith joined the new wave of Conservative MPs, he was billed as David Cameron's kind of Tory – young, metrosexual, incorruptible, and green. Even before he arrived in Parliament, he was given a lead role in determining party policy on the environment. Last year, he was invited to be the Prime Minister's personal envoy on fighting global warming and saving rainforests.

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Zambia have shot up 28 places in the Fifa rankings, breaking into the top 50 for the first time in eleven years after winning the African Cup of Nations on Sunday.

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Congolese campaigner battling to ban book since 2007 plans to appeal against decision

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Ivory Coast's golden generation have the perfect chance to condemn past failures to history when they take on Zambia in tomorrow's African Cup of Nations final in Gabon.

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Ivory Coast and Ghana are heavily fancied to succeed in Wednesday's African Cup of Nations semi-finals and set up a dream finish to the tournament at the weekend.

Senegal sack coach Amara Traore following poor African Cup of Nations

Senegal have fired coach Amara Traore after their dramatic failure at the African Cup of Nations.

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The Ghana captain, John Mensah, scored a rare goal and was then sent off as the African Cup of Nations favourites, Ghana, laboured to a 1-0 win over Botswana in their opening Group D match yesterday.

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