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A glance at Oscar Pistorius's re-sentencing, now for murder
Oscar Pistorius is going back to jail. The only question now is for how long? It could be 15 years. The double-amputee Olympic runner's sentencing hearing opens Monday after he was convicted of murder by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
 
IS suicide bombers hit Libyan forces, killing 1
Islamic State suicide bombers using an ambulance and two other vehicles targeted Libyan forces in the coastal city of Sirte on Sunday, killing at least one of them, a spokesman for militias loyal to Libya's U.N.-brokered government said.
 
S. Africans unite to remember Soweto uprising
Hundreds of South Africans, including for the first time white apartheid era conscripts, on Saturday united to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Soweto uprising.
 
Boko Haram has killed four women in a remote village in Nigeria's northeast in the latest attack by the Islamist group, local vigilantes assisting the military said on Saturday.
 
S.Africa's ex-apartheid conscripts help to mark Soweto uprising
Hundreds of South Africans, including former apartheid white conscripts, gathered at a stadium in Soweto on Saturday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Soweto uprising, a turning point in the anti-apartheid struggle.
 
The legal team for Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre has appealed the verdict handed down by a special tribunal that found him guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and sex crimes during his time in power, one of his lawyers said Saturday.
 
'Starving to death': Boko Haram displaced facing food crisis
At least 10 people are "starving to death" every day in a camp in northeast Nigeria for people displaced by Boko Haram violence, highlighting warnings about a food crisis in the Lake Chad region.
 
Eritrea's government is guilty of committing crimes against humanity since independence a quarter-century ago with up to 400,000 people "enslaved", and should face international justice, the U.N. said Wednesday.
 
Floating hopes collapse
Residents work to dismantle the Makoko floating school after it collapsed in the Makoko fishing community on the Lagos lagoon, Nigeria June 8, 2016. No casualties were recorded in the incident.
 
Albinos in Malawi are being targeted in an "unprecedented wave of brutal attacks," Amnesty International said Tuesday in a report that blames police for failing to tackle a scourge fueled by ritual practices.
 
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