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Ghana votes as president Mahama seeks a final term 15:11 GMT

TEMA, Ghana (Reuters) - Ghana voted on Wednesday in what looks set to be a tight race as President John Mahama seeks a second and final term against the backdrop of a West African economy that has slowed since he took power.  Full Article

 
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U.N. seeks record $2.7 billion aid for Boko Haram-hit Sahel 17:16 GMT 

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Poverty, conflict and climate change will leave 15 million people across Africa's Sahel belt in need of life-saving aid next year, the United Nations said on Wednesday as it launched a record $2.7 billion humanitarian appeal for the region in 2017.  Full Article  

Dozens killed in west Iraq air strike, MPs and medics say 19:55 GMT 

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Air strikes killed dozens of people, including many women and children, in an Islamic State-held town near Iraq's western border with Syria on Wednesday, two parliamentarians and local hospital sources said.  Full Article  

 
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