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Algerian vote touted as fair

As parliamentary elections unfolded across Algeria on Thursday, voting appeared to be light for much of day in the capital, despite these contests being billed the freest in 20 years.

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In death, Gaddafi still divides Libyans

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Burkina Faso offers Gaddafi exile

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More regions in Somalia face famine threat

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