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Mugabe sworn in for new term as Zimbabwe president

Mugabe sworn in for new term as Zimbabwe president Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was sworn in on Thursday for a new five-year term in the face of criticism from opponents and the West that his re-election in a July vote was not credible. 

Clashes in Central African Republic kill at least 10 Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

A clash in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, caused dozens of casualties including 10 people killed between the Seleka coalition and supporters of toppled president Francois Bozize, local sources reported on Wednesday.
Zimbabwe constitutional court rules election 'fair'

Zimbabwe constitutional court rules election 'fair' Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Zimbabwe's highest court has ruled the July 31 election was free and fair, a move that clears the way for President Robert Mugabe's inauguration on Thursday.

Niger and Global Fund sign €13.5 million Malaria grant Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has signed a 13.5 million euro grant agreement that will intensify efforts to provide families with mosquito nets and improve the diagnosis and treatment of malaria in Niger.
Oscar Pistorius indicted for murder, trial begins March 3

Oscar Pistorius indicted for murder, trial begins March 3 Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

South African track star Oscar Pistorius will go on trial in March on charges he killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his home earlier this year.

Three embassies reopen in Yemen Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

The British, French and German embassies in Yemen were reopening Sunday after shutting down in response to terrorism threats, officials said.

Ethiopia signs mobile expansion deal with China's ZTE Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

Ethiopia signed an $800 million deal with China's ZTE on Sunday to expand mobile phone infrastructure and introduce a high-speed 4G broadband network in the capital Addis Ababa and a 3G service throughout the rest of the country.
Libyan interior minister resigns over 'interference'

Libyan interior minister resigns over 'interference' Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

Libya's Interior Minister Mohammed Khalifa al-Sheikh submitted his resignation on Sunday over differences with the prime minister over his responsibilities, a parliament member said.
Central Africa coup leader Michel Djotodia sworn in as president

Central Africa coup leader Michel Djotodia sworn in as president Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

Former rebel leader Michel Djotodia was sworn in as president of the Central African Republic on Sunday, five months after seizing power in the violence-wracked country. 
Madagascar presidential hopefuls barred from election

Madagascar presidential hopefuls barred from election Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

Madagascar's electoral court has barred the incumbent president, Andry Rajoelina, and the wife of a long-standing rival from standing in the next presidential election, the court said. 
82 child soldiers rescued in southeastern Congo, UN says

82 child soldiers rescued in southeastern Congo, UN says Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says that 82 children - some as young as eight - have been rescued from an armed group and are being reunited with their families.
Zimbabwe's MDC withdraws court challenge against Mugabe's re-election

Zimbabwe's MDC withdraws court challenge against Mugabe's re-election Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

Zimbabwe's opposition MDC withdrew a court challenge against President Robert Mugabe's re-election through a vote the party had denounced as fraudulent, saying on Friday it would not get a fair hearing.
Nigeria says army killed Boko Haram's second-in-command

Nigeria says army killed Boko Haram's second-in-command Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

The Nigerian military has killed the second-in-command of Islamic terror group Boko Haram, which has waged an insurgency in the oil-rich nation for years. 
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita wins Mali presidential election

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita wins Mali presidential election Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

Former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Mali's presidential election, after his opponent Soumalia Cisse conceded defeat late on Monday, avoiding a protracted legal battle over the outcome. 
Suspected Islamic militants kill 44 at Nigeria mosque

Suspected Islamic militants kill 44 at Nigeria mosque Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

Security agents say suspected Islamic militants have gunned down 44 people praying at a mosque in northeast Nigeria. The killings took place during dawn prayers on Sunday morning, although news only emerged on Monday.

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