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Archive: News / World / Africa (5 Stories)

Group appeals for release of Ethiopian reporter

12/04/2013 6:02am
A rights group is making a global appeal for the release from prison of an award-winning journalist in Ethiopia.

Nigeria: Trial for 500 Islamic extremist suspects

12/04/2013 6:13am
Nigeria's military is recommending immediate trial for 500 suspected extremist militants and the president is promising an economic boost for the northeast region confronting an Islamic uprising _ both issues that address concerns expressed by the United States.

Urgent deal reached for African elephants

12/04/2013 7:31am
Key states where the illegal ivory trade flourishes have pledged to take urgent measures to try to halt the illicit trade and secure elephant populations across Africa, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, or IUCN, said Wednesday.

Egypt to settle $1.5 billion owned to oil firms

12/04/2013 9:36am
Egypt is committed to pay nearly a quarter of the total arrears it owes foreign oil companies and increase economic growth to 3.5 percent by the end of the fiscal year, in a bid to restore investor confidence in an economy damaged by nearly three years of unrest, the country's interim prime minister said Wednesday.

South African official won't release Zuma report

12/04/2013 10:02am
South Africa's public protector has refused to immediately release a report on her investigation into allegations that public funds of Rand 206 million (about $21 million) were improperly used to improve the private home of President Jacob Zuma.