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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.
Madagascar leader Andry Rajoelina stood down Friday, symbolically handing over power ahead of his elected successor's inauguration, a move designed to steer the Indian Ocean island out of crisis.
Friday, January 24, 2014
South Sudan, rebels sign cease-fire
South Sudan's government and rebels signed a cease-fire deal Thursday that leaders hope will put a pause to five weeks of warfare that has killed thousands of soldiers and civilians.
S. Africa gov't orders removal of rabbit from Mandela statue's ear
The South African government has ordered the removal of a rabbit that was secretly sculpted into a recently unveiled statue of Nelson Mandela, an official said Wednesday.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Influential Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina has revealed he is a homosexual in an autobiographical short story released to protest anti-gay laws on the continent.
Young DJ set to be 1st black African in space
No one in Mandla Maseko's family has ever stepped outside South Africa, but the young township disc jockey is set to rocket into space next year.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The new leader of the Central African Republic pledged Tuesday to form a government based on skills rather than religion as she sought to end months of Christian-Muslim bloodshed.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Egyptian voters have approved a new constitution by 98.1 percent, the elections chief said Saturday, in what the government declared a popular endorsement of the army's overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has refused to approve a controversial bill that would have seen homosexuals jailed for life, insisting that there were better ways to cure the “abnormality.”
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