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Monday, May 11, 2015
South Africa's main opposition party the Democratic Alliance on Sunday elected Mmusi Maimane as its first black leader, a major step in its efforts to challenge the ruling African National Congress (ANC).
S. African opposition party elects its first black leader
Burundi begins clearing protester barricades after crackdown by gov't
Burundi's security forces began clearing barricades in the capital Bujumbura on Sunday after the government ordered an immediate end to protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid for a third term.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Mubarak receives three years for corruption
An Egyptian court sentenced ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in prison on Saturday after a retrial for embezzlement.
Liberia is now free of Ebola after going 42 days -- twice the maximum incubation period for the deadly disease -- without any new cases, the World Health Organization announced on Saturday.
Fears are growing that political protests in Burundi could turn ethnic, threatening to plunge the country into another deadly Hutu-Tutsi conflagration.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Government and opposition rivals are meeting in Burundi Wednesday in a bid to end deadly demonstrations against a third term bid by the president, as regional foreign ministers arrived to help mediate the crisis.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Kerry makes emotional appeal to South Sudan's warring leadership
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry condemned South Sudan's warring president and opposition leader as "disgraceful" Monday for squandering the promise of the world's youngest country and pledged US$5 million to create a court or another institution that might one day hold perpetrators of the nation's violence accountable.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Police in Burundi shot dead at least two demonstrators and wounded several others Monday, in running battles with protesters angry at a bid by President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his rule.
Kenya's deputy president, William Ruto, has told worshippers at a church service in Nairobi that homosexuality had no place in the east African nation, reports said Monday.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Death moments from freedom: Boko Haram hostages recount ordeal
At least three women were killed in a landmine explosion and others crushed to death by tanks as Nigeria's military moved in to rescue them from Boko Haram, one freed hostage said on Sunday.
  
  
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