89-year-old Mugabe hits the campaign trail

Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, addresses and election rally at Nzvimbo, on July 11 2013. By Jekesai Njikizana (AFP/File) HARARE (AFP) – After 33 years in power, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is back on the campaign trail, where his advancing years are subtly More...

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DR Congo says 130 dead in clashes between army, rebels

Two women walk past a government army tank in Munigi, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, July 15, 2013. By Phil Moore (AFP) GOMA, More...

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US envoy presses Egypt leaders as Islamists rally

US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns (L) meets Egypt’s interim president Adly Mansour in Cairo, July 15, 2013. By Khaled Desouki (AFP) CAIRO More...

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Mandela’s tribal king defects from ruling ANC

Thembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo (C), flanked by chiefs, arrives on July 9, 2013 to visit Mandela in hospital. By Alexander Joe (AFP/File) JOHANNESBURG, More...

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Kigali says two mortar bombs fired into Rwanda from DRC

National army FARDC soldiers stand in formation in Karisimbi, south of Goma, on May 27, 2013. By Junior D. Kannah (AFP) KIGALI (AFP) – More...

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Presidential favourite visits flashpoint town in Mali

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita gestures during a press conference on May 1, 2007, in Bamako. By Georges Gobet (AFP/File) BAMAKO, District de Bamako More...

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Mali election result should be respected: UN’s Ban

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon (L) shakes hand with OIF secretary general Abdou Diouf in Paris, July 15, 2013. By Fred Dufour (AFP) PARIS (AFP) – More...

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Piracy ‘slows worldwide, surges off west Africa’

A Nigerian navy ship takes part in a joint counter-piracy patrol off Benin on September 28, 2011. By (AFP/File) LONDON (AFP) – The More...

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Amplats forecasts bumper first-half earnings

The Anglo American Platinum mine in Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg, pictured on January 16, 2013. By Stephane de Sakutin (AFP/File) JOHANNESBURG More...

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Al-Mustapha: HURIWA Calls For Probe Of Prosecutors

Following controversy trailing the release from detention as a result of the Appeal Court, Lagos Division’s verdict which discharged and acquitted erstwhile Chief Security Officer to late Head of State General More...