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Group Linked to Algeria Gas Plant Attack Claims Niger Raids
An al-Qaida-linked group that carried out the raid on the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria in January has claimed to have participated in Thursday's attacks in Niger.
Zimbabwe Activist: Prisoners Denied AIDS Drugs
A Zimbabwean human rights activist says he wants the nation's highest court to order prison authorities to ensure suspects in jail can receive their life-prolonging HIV/AIDS medications.
Violence in Somalia Scares Investors, Aid Workers
A recent spate of attacks by Islamic extremist rebels in Somalia's capital is forcing investors, business leaders and aid workers to have second thoughts about what good they can accomplish.
At Least 10 Killed in Niger Islamist Car Bomb Attacks
At least 10 people were killed in two coordinated Islamist car bomb attacks this morning in Niger, FRANCE 24 reports.
M23 Rebels Announce Truce for UN Chief Ban's Congo Visit
Rebels in eastern Congo announced a cease-fire on Thursday in fighting with government troops hours before a visit to the conflict-plagued zone by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.
Mugabe Signs Off on Zimbabwe Constitution Paving Way for Vote
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe signed off on a new constitution after negotiations with his main political rival, paving the way for elections this year.
SAfrican Court Acquits Brother of Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius' older brother cried tears of relief Tuesday as a magistrate acquitted him of culpable homicide and negligent driving for the death of a woman in a road accident.
Court Frees Man in Murder That Shocked SAfricans
A magistrate has dropped charges against the boyfriend accused in the brutal gang-rape and killing of a teenager that shocked South Africans.
Algerian Prime Minister: President Bouteflika Convalescing
Algeria's prime minister, reacting to reports that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seriously ill, said the 76-year-old was recovering in France but had been ordered to take complete rest by his doctors.
Fighting for 2nd Day Between Army, Rebels in Congo
A Congolese military official says that fighting between the M23 rebels and the army continued for a second day near Congo's eastern provincial capital of Goma.
Mandela’s Daughters Clash With Lawyers Over Access to His Assets
Two of Nelson Mandela’s daughters who want access to his artwork and other assets are suing his lawyers, who have accused them of acting against the former president’s wishes.
SAfrica Mine Wage Demands Roil Shares, Rand
Big wage hikes demanded by the government-allied trade union in South Africa's coal and gold industries helped push the rand to a four-year low on Monday, highlighting the ripple effect of the prospect of more turmoil in the industry.
Congo Rebels Clash With Army Near Goma
M23 rebels and soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s army clashed today on the outskirts of Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, army spokesman Col. Olivier Hamuli said.
At Least 24 Killed in Rebel-Army Battle in South Sudan
South Sudan's military spokesman says 24 people were killed and dozens wounded during a battle between government troops and rebels who had overrun a town.
Tunisian Security Forces Block Radical Islamist Gathering
Massive numbers of Tunisian police and army surrounded Tunisia's religious center of Kairouan to prevent a conference by a radical Islamist movement that has been implicated in attacks around the country.
Fighting Flares in Mali Days After Aid Pledge
Fighting has broken out in northern Mali between Tuareg separatists and local Arab-led gunmen, only days after the African country won a $4.2 billion aid pledge to help it recover from a conflict with Islamists affiliated to al-Qaida.
At Least 20 Killed When Mine Collapses in Eastern Congo
At least 20 people were killed when a mine collapsed in mineral-rich but conflict-plagued eastern Democratic Republic of Congo following heavy rains, the government said on Friday.
Mine Union Threatens to Bring SArica to a 'Standstill'
The leader of South Africa's biggest platinum mining union threatened on Friday to bring Africa's No. 1 economy "to a standstill" and demanded a meeting with President Jacob Zuma, ramping up the rhetoric in an 18-month labor crisis.
Nigerian Forces Target Islamist Strongholds
Nigerian forces attacked Islamist strongholds in the northeast on Thursday, security sources said as an offensive got under way to wrest back territory from increasingly well-armed Boko Haram insurgents.
Niger Villagers Take Public Vow to End Female Genital Mutilation
About 14,000 villagers from 20 communities in Niger took a public vow to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced under-age marriage as the West African country's government steps up its fight against such abuses.
Nigerian Troops on New Offensive Against Islamists
Nigeria launched a military campaign on Wednesday to flush Islamist militants out of their bases in remote border areas, after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in the northeast.
Donors Pledge 3.25 Billion Euros to Aid Mali Recovery
International donors pledged 3.25 billion euros ($4.22 billion) on Wednesday to help Mali recover from a conflict with al-Qaida-linked Islamists, exceeding the West African country's target.
Protesters Close Libyan Oil Terminal; Halt Exports
A Libyan oil ministry official says protesters have forced the closure of an oil terminal in the east of the country for the second time in six months, disrupting exports.
Kenya's Deputy President Promises to Cooperate With Hague
Kenya's deputy president, William Ruto, promised the International Criminal Court on Tuesday he and the president would cooperate despite calling their charges over election violence the result of a "conspiracy of lies."
Nigeria Declares Emergency in Areas Hit by Islamists
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in three northeastern states on Tuesday, ordering in more troops to try to stem an increasingly violent Islamist insurgency.
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