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Madagascar: court approves new leader

01/17/2014 4:31am
A court in Madagascar has confirmed the presidential election victory of Hery Rajaonarimampianina, a candidate who was backed by the country's former strongman.

South Africa: rhino toll topped 1,000 in 2013

01/17/2014 8:25am
The South African government says the number of rhinos killed for their horns topped a record 1,000 in 2013, and that three dozen have been poached so far this year.

Congo's army launches offensive in volatile east

01/17/2014 8:27am
A spokesman for Congo's army says it has launched an offensive in the east against a group of Islamic rebel fighters led by Ugandan commanders.

C. African Republic registers new leader hopefuls

01/17/2014 8:30am
The strife-torn nation of Central African Republic has begun accepting candidate materials for a new transitional leader one week after former rebel leader Michel Djotodia stepped down as president, officials said Friday.

Mali's Tuareg rebels abandon Algeria-hosted talks

01/17/2014 8:34am
Leaders of a Tuareg rebel group in northern Mali say they have withdrawn from negotiations with Mali's government scheduled to take place in Algeria after faulting the terms of the talks.

Excerpts from Ugandan leader's letter on gays

01/17/2014 9:28am
Excerpts from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's letter to the speaker of Parliament about an anti-gay bill, as published Friday in the Kampala newspaper Daily Monitor:

Mali's Tuareg rebels abandon Algeria-hosted talks

01/17/2014 9:43am
Tuareg rebels withdrew from negotiations with Mali's government scheduled to take place in Algeria this week over fears their political grievances wouldn't be addressed, a spokesman said Friday, highlighting continuing tension between the two sides.

2 students wounded when Senegal army fires in air

01/17/2014 1:04pm
Senegalese soldiers wounded two students at a demonstration in the country's south, shooting into the air to disperse a crowd that had blocked traffic in a rare altercation between the military and civilians, witnesses said Friday.

CAfrican Republic registers new leader hopefuls

01/17/2014 6:06pm
The strife-torn nation of Central African Republic has begun accepting required information from candidates for the new transitional leader as the country descends toward anarchy and sectarian bloodshed.