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2 killed in attack on South African police

01/29/2014 4:10am
Two protesters were shot dead by police when a mob armed with stones and petrol bombs attacked a police station in northern South Africa on Tuesday night, local police said.

South African central bank hikes lending rate

01/29/2014 7:23am
The South African Reserve Bank has unexpectedly hiked its landing rate by 50 basis points to 5.5 percent, citing exchange rate pressures that are expected to intensify.

6th suspect arrested in Czech murder case

01/29/2014 8:43am
South Africa police say they've arrested a 6th suspect in connection with a case involving Czech national Radovan Krejcir who is facing charges of attempted murder, assault and kidnapping.

Niger detains journalists over 'appeals to hatred'

01/29/2014 9:39am
Niger's justice minister says the country has detained four journalists in the past week for broadcasting false accusations and "appeals to hatred and violence."

Senators defect from Nigerian president's party

01/29/2014 9:59am
Nigeria's leading opposition coalition says it has won over 11 senators who have defected from President Goodluck Jonathan's party.

Alleged S. Sudan coup plotters flown to Kenya

01/29/2014 10:40am
Seven men detained for allegedly plotting a coup in South Sudan were flown to Kenya and granted political asylum, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday of a breakthrough expected to foster negotiations to end the South Sudan conflict that has killed thousands and driven 700,000 people from their homes.