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United Nations reports 'dramatic' progress in fight against AIDS

United Nations reports 'dramatic' progress in fight against AIDS Mon, 23 Sep, 2013

Transmissions of the human immunodeficiency virus have dramatically decreased over the last decade, but there are still widespread challenges to further reducing that number, according to the United Nations' annual report on HIV and AIDS released Monday.
UN holds first high-level meeting on the disabled

UN holds first high-level meeting on the disabled Mon, 23 Sep, 2013

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened a historic U.N. meeting of world leaders Monday "to break barriers and open doors" for the more than 1 billion disabled people around the world.
Kenya forces rescue 'most' hostages in mall terror siege

Kenya forces rescue 'most' hostages in mall terror siege Sun, 22 Sep, 2013

Kenyan security forces are claiming to have rescued most of the hostages being held by al-Shabab fighters in an upscale shopping mall in the capital Nairobi.
At least 59 dead in mall attack in Kenya's capital

At least 59 dead in mall attack in Kenya's capital Sat, 21 Sep, 2013

At least 59 people were killed Saturday after masked gunmen attacked an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. 
South African police 'lied about killing 34 miners' during pay strikes

South African police 'lied about killing 34 miners' during pay strikes Thu, 19 Sep, 2013

An inquiry has found shocking evidence that South African police have lied and falsified documents to cover up the truth about their killing of 34 protestors at the Marikana platinum mine last year.
EU pledges 650 million euros to back Somalia reconstruction plan

EU pledges 650 million euros to back Somalia reconstruction plan Mon, 16 Sep, 2013

The European Union pledged an additional 650 million euros ($862 million) in aid for Somalia on Monday to back a three-year reconstruction plan aimed at building on fragile security gains in the country. 
World's annual child mortality rate falling - UN

World's annual child mortality rate falling - UN Fri, 13 Sep, 2013

Childhood death rates around the world have halved since 1990 but an estimated 6.6 million children under the age of 5 still died last year, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.

Kenyan deputy president Ruto to appear at the Hague

Kenyan deputy president Ruto to appear at the Hague Mon, 09 Sep, 2013

The trial of Kenya's deputy president starts on Tuesday, at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
Clashes between Boko Haram, Nigeria vigilantes kill 18

Clashes between Boko Haram, Nigeria vigilantes kill 18 Sun, 08 Sep, 2013

An attack by suspected Islamic sect members on a town guarded by a vigilante group in northeast Nigeria on Sunday killed at least 18 people and injured 17, residents and a government official said. 
Twin blasts kill at least 20 in Somalia

Twin blasts kill at least 20 in Somalia Sat, 07 Sep, 2013

At least 20 people have been killed in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, after two explosions ripped through a busy car park, police said.
Kenya parliament holds emergency debate on ICC pull-out

Kenya parliament holds emergency debate on ICC pull-out Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

Kenya's parliament began action Thursday to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, just before the country's president and deputy president face trial at The Hague for allegedly inciting postelection violence.
New Malian president Keita takes office

New Malian president Keita takes office Wed, 04 Sep, 2013

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was sworn in on Wednesday as Mali's new president after winning a landslide victory in elections called to turn the page on months of political chaos and conflict.
Ex-spy chief's daughter kidnapped in Libya

Ex-spy chief's daughter kidnapped in Libya Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

Gunmen kidnapped the daughter of Libya's former spy chief Abdullah Senussi as she left a Tripoli jail after serving out a prison sentence, Justice Minister Salah al-Marghani said on Tuesday.
Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital, condition still critical

Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital, condition still critical Sun, 01 Sep, 2013

Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital and returned to his Johannesburg home on Sunday, the South African presidency said.
Nigeria Islamists Kill 24 Vigilantes in Ambush

Nigeria Islamists Kill 24 Vigilantes in Ambush Sun, 01 Sep, 2013

At least 24 members of a vigilante group in northeastern Nigeria have been killed in an ambush during a botched attempt to arrest Boko Haram members, security officials said. 

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