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Winnie denies Mandela family feud

12/19/2013 8:29am
Nelson Mandela's ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has denied that his family is engaged in a "succession or dynasty" battle amid media reports of a family feud. She also said the anti-apartheid fighter's eldest daughter is now the head of the family.

Bodies of peacekeepers killed in Mali return home

12/19/2013 8:51am
The families of two Senegalese peacekeepers killed by suspected Islamic extremists in Mali this week gathered in the Senegalese capital Thursday for a ceremony honoring their sacrifice.

Nigerian minister presents $29 billion budget

12/19/2013 10:54am
Nigeria's finance minister presented lawmakers Thursday with a proposed budget of 4.642 trillion naira ($29 billion) for 2014, saying it was lower than last year because of rampant oil theft and lower customs duties.

Gov't probe of SAfrica president stirs controversy

12/19/2013 11:47am
A government investigation into the use of state resources to upgrade South African President Jacob Zuma's rural private home found some irregularities but excused the construction of features like a chicken run as being motivated by security concerns.

Amid spasm of violence, US diplomat in C. Africa

12/19/2013 2:03pm
The American ambassador to the United Nations delivered a stern message on Thursday to the leaders of the strife-torn Central African Republic to stop the cycle of violence.