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South Africa: Man gets life in rape, murder case

11/01/2013 5:40am
South African media say a man convicted of raping and murdering a 17-year-old girl in a gruesome case that shocked the country has been sentenced to life in jail.

Kenya Muslim leader: I could be killed next

11/01/2013 10:00am
In August 2012, a leader of a Kenyan mosque that has attracted extremist followers was shot dead as he drove through the streets of Mombasa. Fourteen months later, another leader of the same mosque met the same fate. There have been no arrests in either case.

Mozambicans protest wave of kidnappings

11/01/2013 10:32am
A wave of kidnappings and other violent crimes in Mozambique has alarmed its citizens, some of whom demonstrated against what they charge is negligence by authorities who are struggling to restore security.

China's footprint grows in Zambia

11/01/2013 12:44pm
On Lusaka's Great East Road, the image of a young Chinese woman beamed from a recent billboard encouraging participation in Zambia's census, a symbol of how much China has weaved its way into the nation as a donor, investor and partner.

Guinea-Bissau elections delayed until 2014

11/01/2013 12:59pm
Officials in the volatile West African nation of Guinea-Bissau say national elections are now being delayed until 2014.