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Some flights cancelled to Egypt, others half-empty

07/29/2013 7:37am
Cairo airport officials say seven flights to Egypt have been cancelled and that others are arriving with less than 50 percent occupancy following weekend clashes that killed 84 people.

SAfrica: Theron pledges help in AIDS fight

07/29/2013 7:38am
Actress Charlize Theron has pledged her support in the campaign against AIDS during a meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma.

Legal case brought by Mandela daughters delayed

07/29/2013 8:08am
A legal case brought by members of Nelson Mandela's family against several of his longtime associates has been delayed.

A new, dangerous job in Mogadishu: tax collector

07/29/2013 9:52am
The Somali traders in Mogadishu's markets have long faced down Islamist rebels and warlords demanding money. Now they say there is a new predator: the government tax man.

Nigeria denies will allow gay married diplomats

07/29/2013 11:38am
Nigeria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is denying reports the minister said he would allow gay married diplomats to be accredited.

Death penalty for Kenyan for killing UK man

07/29/2013 12:03pm
A Kenyan man was Monday sentenced to death for the September 2011 killing of a British man who was shot dead and his wife kidnapped by Somali gunmen at an island resort on the Kenya coast.

Cash bonds for visas: UK migrant curb stirs anger

07/29/2013 2:21pm
Defying protests, the British government said Monday it will go ahead with a pilot plan to curb illegal immigration by demanding visitors from six of its ex-colonies post a cash bond to obtain visas.