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By Julia Payne ABUJA (Reuters) - New Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari promised on Friday to eradicate the "mindless, godless" militants of Boko Haram and rescue hundreds of women and children held captive, including 200 girls taken from the town of Chibok a year ago. In his inaugural address as elected leader of Africa's most populous nation and biggest oil producer, Buhari also painted a picture of an economy in crisis after a collapse in the price of crude, which accounts for the bulk of state revenue. "The armed forces will be fully charged with prosecuting the fight against Boko Haram," the 72-year-old former military ruler announced.
By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's main ruling parties are reinforcing their backing for ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as lower world oil prices eat into the budget of the North African OPEC state, analysts said on Friday. The parties' reshuffle follows a cabinet shake-up of new ministers by Bouteflika. On Thursday, Abdelkader Bensaleh, 74, resigned from the National Rally for Democracy or RND, the second ruling party alongside National Liberation Front or FLN, which has led the country since 1962 independence from France.