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African press review 15 September 2016

The Nigerian opposition wants President Muhammadu Buhari to leave office. South Sudan's Salva Kiir is fighting on several fronts as Washington praises a recent report on corruption in Juba, and Kiir says the United Nations has favoured his political rival, Riek Machar. Plus millions face famine in Burundi.
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