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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. 
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.
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