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French president visits South Africa

10/14/2013 5:00am
French President Francois Hollande has praised South Africa for its efforts to stabilize conflict-prone parts of Africa.

3 Senegalese peacekeepers killed in Darfur attack

10/14/2013 5:20am
The joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan's western Darfur region says three Senegalese peacekeepers were killed and one injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen.

No African leader wins $5M good governance award

10/14/2013 10:02am
Accountability on the African continent did not have a good 48 hours.

Documents detail Charles Taylor's life behind bars

10/14/2013 11:17am
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor enjoys playing tennis with fellow inmates in The Hague and is worried about his personal safety once he is transferred to Britain to serve out his sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity, according to new documents released by his lawyers.

Nigerian Islamic cop to cabbies: No indecent dress

10/14/2013 1:13pm
Cutoff pants displaying a bulging calf? Sleeveless T-shirts showing off a well-muscled physique? Forget it in Nigeria's northern Kano state, where Islamic police are deploying thousands of officers to arrest anyone sporting the "indecent dress" that's fashionable among young men driving motorized rickshaw taxis.

Ethiopia: Blast likely an accidental detonation

10/14/2013 2:51pm
A blast in Ethiopia's capital over the weekend appears to have been an accidental detonation of explosives by two Somali militants who may have planned to attack a soccer game, a state TV report said Monday.