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Monday, November 16, 2015
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said Sunday its ethics commission will investigate corruption allegations against a member of its decision-making council from Kenya, a country already under scrutiny for its doping record.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
The Russian plane crash in Egypt has forced hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh to send dozens of staff on "unpaid leave" as tourist numbers plunge, with tens of thousands of jobs at risk within months.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
20 years after activist's execution, oil pollution blights Nigeria
Twenty years after a Nigerian military dictatorship hanged activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, his Niger Delta homeland remains blighted by oil pollution.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
No country for young men: Mali loses young to exodus of migrants
Once bustling with sinewy young men like any other farming village in rural Mali, Kodjan is starting to look distinctly gray.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Famine in South Sudan war zones, aid blocked
Weeks after U.N.-backed experts warned that thousands are dying of starvation in South Sudan war zones, aid agencies say they cannot access areas to stave off famine because of "spiraling" violence.
Armed groups target elephants in Congo national park
The eight suspected poachers stood under a tree, apparently unaware they were being tracked by 10 rangers from Congo's Garamba National Park. But as the rangers approached, gunfire rang out from the tall grass nearby, where other heavily armed men were hidden. The dragnet swiftly turned into a desperate fight for survival.
Monday, November 9, 2015
9 killed in attack on bar in Burundi: witnesses
At least nine people were killed in an overnight attack at a bar in the latest violence in Burundi's capital, witnesses said Sunday, as security forces went door-to-door to disarm civilians in neighborhoods seen as opposition strongholds.
Russia and UK ramp up efforts to return tourists stuck in Egypt after plane crash
Moscow and London ramped up efforts Sunday to bring home thousands of tourists stranded in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh resort following the crash of a Russian airliner in the Sinai Peninsula.
A twin suicide bombing by women attackers in the flashpoint area of Lake Chad on Sunday killed two people and wounded 14 others, a security source in the Chadian capital N'Djamena said.
Niger's ruling party announced Saturday that President Mahamadou Issoufou will run for re-election next year.
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