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Mali will open investigation into killings

12/16/2013 5:28am
The spokesman for the government of Mali said the country's chief prosecutor will launch an investigation into the killings of Arabs and Tuaregs whose bodies were found by an AP reporter.

Mandela buried, now SAfrica confronts many ills

12/16/2013 6:51am
Now that Nelson Mandela has been buried, South Africans will be renewing their focus on issues facing their nation. Mandela's vision of a prosperous "rainbow nation" remains largely unfulfilled, and many South Africans still live in poverty. These are some of the challenges facing South Africa:

Zimbabwe: Depositors turn violent as cash runs out

12/16/2013 8:25am
Angry Zimbabwean depositors ran amok at a downtown bank, breaking down a door and smashing windows after money ran out to pay withdrawals as cash shortages worsen in the troubled economy.

Central African Republic president may negotiate

12/16/2013 11:22am
The Muslim president of Central African Republic says he is willing to negotiate with the Christian militias who attacked the country's capital earlier this month, setting off clashes that killed over 500 people.

Joyous black S. Africans, fearful white Afrikaners

12/16/2013 11:37am
Joyous crowds of black South Africans celebrated the unveiling of a new Nelson Mandela statue in Pretoria on Monday while many white Afrikaners on the other side of town expressed their worries about the country's future as they celebrated the 175th anniversary of a bloody victory over the indigenous Zulus.

UN shooting in Mali injures 2

12/16/2013 1:14pm
Residents in the troubled Malian city of Kidal say U.N. peacekeepers opened fire on Tuareg rebels and on civilians, injuring two.

Police: Republic of Congo officer in custody

12/16/2013 1:57pm
The center of Republic of Congo's capital was on lockdown Monday after security forces surrounded the home of a high-ranking officer who had been accused of plotting a coup. Armored personnel carriers blocked the road to his house and a military helicopter circled overhead as a blaze of heavy gunfire was heard.