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Zimbabwe's president explains minister's job

10/08/2013 6:15am
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says that his new Minister of State for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in Education is tasked with reviving practical subjects in schools to equip pupils with "life skills."

A look at Eritrea, an isolated African nation

10/08/2013 7:32am
Thousands of people each year flee Eritrea, a small Horn of Africa nation. Despite relative peace, many leave the repressive regime taking trips that can be as perilous as the recent boat disaster off the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Kenya: 1,600 ivory pieces hidden in sesame seeds

10/08/2013 9:47am
Kenyan officials are counting and weighing more than 1,600 pieces of illegal ivory found hidden inside bags of sesame seeds in freight traveling from Uganda to Kenya's major port city, Mombasa.

Zimbabwe protests US diplomatic harassment at UN

10/08/2013 10:05am
Zimbabwe's foreign ministry says it summoned the United States ambassador to protest harassment of Zimbabwean leaders at the recent United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Landslides kill at least 2 in Gabon's capital

10/08/2013 11:08am
An emergency response official says a mother and at least one of her children were killed as heavy rain caused landslides in Gabon's capital.

Libya prime minister says US raid won't hurt ties

10/08/2013 1:38pm
Relations between Tripoli and Washington will not be hurt by the U.S. raid that seized an al-Qaida suspect from the Libyan capital, Libyan leaders said Tuesday, as they requested Washington allow the family of the detainee _ now being held on a U.S. warship _ to establish contact with him.

Pan-African magazine: Africa has 55 billionaires

10/08/2013 2:48pm
A pan-African magazine says Africa has many more billionaires than previously reported, 55 of them worth more than $143 billion including a Nigerian said to be the richest black woman in the world.