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Zimbabwe's Mugabe tells election critics to 'go hang'

Zimbabwe's Mugabe tells election critics to 'go hang' Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in his Heroes' Day speech has made a scathing attack on those who challenged his disputed presidential elections victory.
Usain Bolt regains 100m world title in 9.77 seconds

Usain Bolt regains 100m world title in 9.77 seconds Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

Jamaican Usain Bolt regained his world 100m title after taking gold in 9.77 seconds on Sunday at the World Athletics Championship in Moscow.
Sudan floods kill 36, affect almost 150,000: UN

Sudan floods kill 36, affect almost 150,000: UN Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

Heavy rains and floods in Sudan have killed at least 36 people and affected almost 150,000 in the past week.
Mali votes in presidential run-off

Mali votes in presidential run-off Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

People in Mali are voting in a presidential election run-off. Despite the rain that started earlier in the morning and turns quite heavy in some of the six districts of the capital.
Zimbabwe opposition files poll challenge

Zimbabwe opposition files poll challenge Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

Zimbabwe's main opposition party has launched legal action against President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party's landslide victory in last week's vote.
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr worldwide

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr worldwide Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

Muslims across the world began to celebrate the holiday of eid al-Fitr on Thursday, beginning the day with morning prayers after one month of fasting. 
Mali conflict: Army probes summary executions claim

Mali conflict: Army probes summary executions claim Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

The Malian army says it is investigating allegations that soldiers have carried out summary executions in the Islamist-controlled north. A senior military officer told the BBC it was neither confirming nor denying such acts had taken place.
Oxfam: Situation for Malian refugees set to worsen as fighting escalates

Oxfam: Situation for Malian refugees set to worsen as fighting escalates Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

The aid effort to help over 147,000 Malian refugees could be overwhelmed as conflict escalates, unless there is a significant shift in the way aid operations are carried out, international agency Oxfam has warned.
Africa: Jonathan - Boko Haram, a Major Threat to Africa

Africa: Jonathan - Boko Haram, a Major Threat to Africa Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday described the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram, as a threat not only to Nigeria, but also to the entire African continent and called for international efforts to curb its activities.

Jonathan, while fielding questions on a CNN programme, Amanpour, from the World Economic Forum, Davos said the sect was not fuelled by corruption or misrule as suggested by a section of the international community.

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