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SAfrica: Initiation deaths a problem, doctor says

07/28/2013 7:13am
This is a grim time of year for a hospital in the rolling hills of South Africa's Eastern Cape province, where mattresses are laid on floors to cope with the stream of young men with severe injuries from botched circumcisions at initiation ceremonies.

Thousands protest new Burkina Faso Senate

07/28/2013 9:22am
Thousands of protesters marched through Burkina Faso's capital Sunday decrying a perceived attempt by the president to extend his hold on power through the creation of a new Senate.

Zimbabwe campaigns enter final frenetic stages

07/28/2013 10:14am
Frenetic campaigning entered its last stages Sunday for make-or-break elections in Zimbabwe on July 31 with both main contenders calling for their supporters to turn out in large numbers to cast votes.

Togo's ruling party wins legislative vote

07/28/2013 3:52pm
The president of Togo's electoral commission says provisional results show the ruling party has increased its share of the legislature in elections held last week, dealing a blow to opposition leaders who had hoped recent signs of discontent would translate into electoral gains.

Togo's ruling party wins legislative vote

07/28/2013 4:56pm
Togo's ruling party, led by a man whose family has governed the small West African nation for 46 years, increased its share of the legislature in last week's elections, the electoral commission announced Sunday.