10/08/2013 6:15amZimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says that his new Minister of State for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in Education is tasked with reviving practical subjects in schools to equip pupils with "life skills."
10/08/2013 7:32amThousands of people each year flee Eritrea, a small Horn of Africa nation. Despite relative peace, many leave the repressive regime taking trips that can be as perilous as the recent boat disaster off the Italian island of Lampedusa.
10/08/2013 9:47amKenyan officials are counting and weighing more than 1,600 pieces of illegal ivory found hidden inside bags of sesame seeds in freight traveling from Uganda to Kenya's major port city, Mombasa.
10/08/2013 10:05amZimbabwe's foreign ministry says it summoned the United States ambassador to protest harassment of Zimbabwean leaders at the recent United Nations General Assembly in New York.
10/08/2013 11:08amAn emergency response official says a mother and at least one of her children were killed as heavy rain caused landslides in Gabon's capital.
10/08/2013 1:38pmRelations between Tripoli and Washington will not be hurt by the U.S. raid that seized an al-Qaida suspect from the Libyan capital, Libyan leaders said Tuesday, as they requested Washington allow the family of the detainee _ now being held on a U.S. warship _ to establish contact with him.