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Mandela still in hospital , says South African gov't

Mandela still in hospital , says South African gov't Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

South Africa's presidency says reports that former president Nelson Mandela has been released from the hospital are not true.
Rwanda accuses DR Congo of bombing its territory

Rwanda accuses DR Congo of bombing its territory Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

Rwanda accused the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday of shelling Rwandan territory and killing a woman, saying such "provocation" could no longer be tolerated.
41 killed in major Kenyan road accident

41 killed in major Kenyan road accident Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

At least 41 people have been killed and 33 others injured in a bus crash west of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, police and Kenyan Red Cross officials say. 
UN helicopters attack M23 rebels in eastern Congo

UN helicopters attack M23 rebels in eastern Congo Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

United Nations helicopters have fired on rebels fighting Congolese troops just outside the city of Goma, ratcheting up the UN's role in the Democratic Republic of Congo's current conflict, officials said.
Two suspected Boko Haram attacks kill 24 in Nigeria

Two suspected Boko Haram attacks kill 24 in Nigeria Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Two attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents have killed 24 people in Nigeria's northeast in the latest violence believed to be in revenge against vigilantes, residents and officials said Tuesday.
Date set for Gaddafi's son trial

Date set for Gaddafi's son trial Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

The son and the spy chief of the dead Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have been charged with murder in relation to Libya's 2011 civil war and will stand trial next month.
South Africa's airline workers strike for higher pay

South Africa's airline workers strike for higher pay Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

South African construction and airport workers have gone on strike to demand higher wages, dealing another blow to the troubled economy.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe threatens US, UK firms over Western sanctions

Zimbabwe's Mugabe threatens US, UK firms over Western sanctions Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe threatened to target Western firms in a response to continued U.S. and U.K. sanctions against his country.
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.

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Bosnian Croat Slobodan Praljak dies on drinking poison

A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his ...

Barcelona terror attack

Two men have been arrested after a white van ploughed into a crowd of people in a busy Barcelona tourist district, killing at least 13 and injuring 80 ...

Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

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