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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Former PM Kabore elected president of Burkina Faso
Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won Burkina Faso's presidential election, official results showed, after a year of turmoil that saw the west African country's former leader deposed and the military try to seize power.
Efforts to get lifesaving antiretrovial drugs to HIV-positive patients in many sub-Saharan African countries are routinely failing at "the last mile," an international medical group said Monday.
At least 12 people, including a U.N. peacekeeper, were killed in an overnight attack by Ugandan rebels in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, sources said.
Fighting AIDS a top priority in western Kenya
Between plantations of bananas, mangoes and avocados, a small group of men trek along paths freshly carved out by the November rains on a mission to inform and educate in an area of western Kenya where AIDS remains rife.
Tunisia's 3,000-year history of olive farming is under threat with warnings that production is at risk of halving by 2030 because of the extremes of climate change, from floods to droughts.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Pope Francis brings his message of peace to Central African Republic
Pope Francis arrived Sunday in the conflict-torn Central African Republic, brushing aside security concerns to bring a message of peace and reconciliation to a country where violence between Christian and Muslim militants has divided the capital city and forced nearly 1 million from their homes over the last two years.
Saudi women running for public office next month for the first time ever begin campaigning Sunday in another step forward for women's rights in the conservative kingdom's slow democratic process.
Two female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a town in north Cameroon, killing at least five people and injuring 12 others, a military official said Saturday.
Voters in Burkina Faso began casting ballots Sunday for a new president and parliament, hoping to turn the page on a year of turmoil during which the west African nation's people ousted a veteran ruler and repelled a military coup.
90% chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb: Egypt
Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.
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