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Nigeria arrests Boko Haram spokesman Abul Qaqa (BBC)
February 1, 2012
Police in Nigeria say they have arrested the spokesman of the Boko Haram militant groupwhich has carried out scores of attacks recently.
Kabila's party and allies win parliamentary majority (France24)
News WiresFebruary 2, 2012http://www.france24.com/en/20120202-dr-congo-kabila-legislative-elections-pprd-africa
DR Congo President Joseph Kabila's People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracyand its allies won an absolute majority in November's contested legislative elections,results showed Thursday.
ICC rejects Gaddafi daughter's appeal on jailed brother (Reuters)
http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE81109720120202 February 2, 2012AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Thursday ithad rejected a request by former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's daughter to submitinformation in the case of her brother, who is awaiting trial in Libya on rape and murder charges.
South Sudan wants more talks to end oil transit row (Reuters)
http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE8110B020120202 February 2, 2012JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir said on Thursday he wants to end arow with Sudan over oil transit payments but has rejected a proposal requiring Juba to pay billions of dollars and keep exporting crude through the neighbouring country.The two neighbours are locked in a worsening row over disentangling their oil industriesafter the South split from Sudan and became independent in July, following decades of civil war that ended with a peace deal in 2005.
Rival groups clash in Libyan capital (al Jazeera)
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/02/201221185618511575.html February 1, 2012Fighting near office buildings and hotels in central Tripoli blamed on Zintan and Misrata brigades.
African Cup soccer shadowed by violence in Egypt (AP World)
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SOC_EGYPT_AFRICAN_CUP?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT Associated PressBy Gerald ImrayFebruary 2, 2012