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South Africa: Officials investigate mall collapse

11/20/2013 6:01am
South African investigators on Wednesday combed the rubble of a shopping mall under construction that partially collapsed, killing one person and injuring 29. Police said a case of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, would be opened as authorities determine who was responsible for the accident.

Senegal judge finds accused lesbians not guilty

11/20/2013 6:04am
A judge in Senegal says there is insufficient evidence to convict four women accused of violating the country's law banning homosexual acts.

Zimbabwe: 6 released after aid handouts dispute

11/20/2013 6:21am
Zimbabwe's main opposition says six of its supporters spent three nights in jail after they allegedly grabbed seed and fertilizer donations which they said were being distributed only to members of President Robert Mugabe's ruling party.

Cartoonist satirizes South African leader, society

11/20/2013 8:27am
Zapiro, an award-winning South African cartoonist, likes to stir things up, and he did that by putting words in Nelson Mandela's mouth.

12 gold miners dead in Guinea after collapse

11/20/2013 9:36am
Residents in a mining town in northern Guinea say at least a dozen people are dead after a landslide in the area where they were searching for gold.

1 year down: American walking from Africa to Chile

11/20/2013 9:41am
In Paul Salopek's first year of his trek across the globe, the reporter walked alongside his camels for days in Ethiopia without seeing glass or bricks or any other signs of modern humanity, ate a hamburger on a U.S. military base and was shadowed by minders in the Saudi desert. He has only 20,000 miles (32,000 kilometers) to go.

African envoy: Reports indicate LRA's Kony is ill

11/20/2013 1:45pm
The African Union envoy in charge of pursuing the Lord's Resistance Army said Wednesday that many reports indicate its notorious leader Joseph Kony is seriously ill and on the run along the borders of Sudan's western Darfur region and the Central African Republic.