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South Africa: 8 miners die in underground fire

02/06/2014 4:00am
Eight gold miners in South Africa died after a magnitude-2.4 earthquake triggered an underground fire, and rescue teams operating deep below the surface were searching for a ninth missing miner, a mining company said Thursday.

Mali communities denounce female genital cutting

02/06/2014 5:42am
Hundreds of Malians gathered in a community stadium to denounce female genital cutting, a practice affecting some 89 percent of women and girls in the West African nation.

Uganda signs roadmap to commercial oil production

02/06/2014 5:46am
Uganda's government has signed an agreement with three foreign oil companies, a government official said Thursday, clearing the way for commercial production of crude reserves.

Mali communities denounce female genital cutting

02/06/2014 7:43am
When Dicko Ongoiba was a little girl, female genital cutting was such a tradition that no one in her community discussed it. The 40-year-old didn't even realize she had been circumcised until she was 10 and saw her younger sisters undergoing the same procedure.

HRW: Chadian peacekeepers help CAR rebels flee

02/06/2014 9:02am
Rebels who escaped the capital of Central African Republic last month with the illicit help of peacekeepers from Chad, have now resumed their killing spree in the country's north, a human rights group said Thursday.

Kenya: Names of 2 other mall terrorists revealed

02/06/2014 9:04am
A senior security official in Kenya on Thursday disclosed for the first time what authorities believe are the names of two previously unidentified gunmen who carried out the attack on a Nairobi mall, killing at least 67 people.

Mali communities denounce female genital cutting

02/06/2014 1:26pm
When Dicko Ongoiba was a little girl, female genital cutting was such a tradition that no one in her community discussed it. The 40-year-old didn't even realize she had been circumcised until she was 10 and saw her younger sisters undergoing the same procedure.