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Friday, February 7, 2014
8 perish in South Africa gold mine blaze
Eight workers have been found dead in a deep underground South African gold mine after a blaze and rockfall, their employer said Thursday, but the search was on for another man still unaccounted for.
Mali communities renounce female circumcision
Community leaders gathered in Mali Thursday to mark an international day of campaigning against female genital mutilation, publicly renouncing a practice that is still legal in the deeply conservative west African nation.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
South African emergency services raced to rescue 17 miners trapped deep underground in a burning mine west of Johannesburg Wednesday, owners Harmony Gold said.
Natural insecticide boosts Rwanda
Tourists flock to Rwanda's mountains to see its famed gorillas, but now the small nation is working to diversify its economy with a natural insecticide farmed on nearby fertile foothills.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Nelson Mandela left an estate of at least US$4.1 million, according to details of his final will and testament released Monday, amid a very public family feud over his legacy.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
UNESCO pledged Friday to help restore a renowned museum dedicated to Islamic history in Cairo that was devastated by a bomb two weeks ago, with officials expressing “shock” at the scale of the damage.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Egypt's ambassador and his staff have left Libya for security reasons after the kidnapping of five of their colleagues, the foreign ministry said Sunday.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
South Sudan's government accused rebel forces of breaking a ceasefire Saturday, less than 24 hours after it began and dashing hopes of a swift end to the brutal conflict.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Bombings rock Cairo, kill at least 5
A string of bombings hit police around Cairo on Friday, including a suicide car blast that ripped through the city's main police headquarters and wrecked a nearby museum of Islamic artifacts. Five people were killed in the most significant attack yet in the Egyptian capital at a time of mounting confrontation between Islamists and the military-backed government.
South Sudanese rebels accused the army of attacking their positions Friday hours before a cease-fire deal agreed by the government and rebels comes into effect.
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