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Pistorius birthday visit may have bent prison rules: report

South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius (centre) is escorted by south african policemen upon his arrival at the High Court in Pretoria on October 21, 2014.  By Gianluigi Guercia (AFP/File) Sunday, November 23, 2014

Pretoria (AFP) - Oscar Pistorius, serving a five-year prison sentence for killing his girlfriend, received a long visit from his brother and sister for his 28th birthday that may have bent the rules o ...

Boko Haram kills 48 fish vendors in northeast Nigeria

A screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows group leader Abubakar Shekau.  By - (Boko Haram/AFP/File) Sunday, November 23, 2014

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram gunmen killed 48 fish vendors in Nigeria's restive Borno State, near the border with Chad, the head of the fish traders association told AFP on Sunday. "Scores of ...

De Kock ton lifts South Africa to 280 for 6 in final ODI

South Africa's Quinton de Kock celebrates his 100 runs against Australia during their fifth ODI in Sydney on November 23, 2014.  By Saeed Khan (AFP) Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sydney (AFP) - Quinton de Kock hit the first one-day century by a South African at the Sydney Cricket Ground to help his team to 280 for six in the final one-day international against Australia on Sun ...

Tunisia votes in landmark presidential election

A Tunisian soldier stands guard as election commission workers unload ballot boxes from a military truck at a polling station in the city of Beja on November 22, 2014, on the eve of the presidential election.  By Fadel Senna (AFP) Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tunis (AFP) - Tunisians were voting Sunday in their first presidential election since the 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring, in a ballot set to round off an often fraught transition to demo ...

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone's late cocoa leaves bitter taste

A worker lifts cocoa beans at a trading post in Kenama, southeastern Sierra Leone, on November 16, 2014.  By Francisco Leong (AFP) Sunday, November 23, 2014

Kenema (Sierra Leone) (AFP) - Cocoa farmer Sam Turner grips tight as his bike wobbles along the country track in Ebola-hit eastern Sierra Leone, groaning under the weight of beans harvested a month la ...

Seychelles poachers go nutty for erotic shaped seed

A Coco de mer palm at Vallee de Mai forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in Praslin island, Seychelles.  By Alberto Pizzoli (AFP/File) Sunday, November 23, 2014

Victoria (Seychelles) (AFP) - Under cover of darkness in the steamy jungles of the Seychelles thieves creep out to harvest the sizeable and valuable nuts of the famous coco de mer palm, and their acti ...

South Africa win toss and bat in 5th ODI v Australia

South Africa's Hashim Amla during the third ODI against Australia in Canberra on November 19, 2014.  By Peter Parks (AFP/File) Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sydney (AFP) - South Africa won the toss and chose to bat in the fifth and final one-day international against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. Australia, who will go number one in ...

Burkina government set to be named after delay

Burkina Faso's Interim President Michel Kafando (C) leaves with Prime Minister Lt. Col. Isaac Zida (2ndL) after his inauguration ceremony in Ouagadougou on November 21, 2014.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File) Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ouagadougou (AFP) - The delayed announcement of Burkina Faso's interim government ministers is expected on Sunday, with the country waiting to see the extent of military influence under civilian Presi ...

Tunisians elect president for first time

A Tunisian soldier stands guard as election commission workers unload ballot boxes from a military truck at a polling station in the city of Beja on November 22, 2014, on the eve of the presidential election.  By Fadel Senna (AFP) Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tunis (AFP) - Tunisians vote Sunday in their first presidential election since the 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring, a ballot set to round off an often fraught transition to democracy. ...

Zimbabwe opposition slams S.Africa govt for blocking election report

Morgan Tsvangirai, the newly elected president for the Movement for Democratic Change, speaks during the party's elective congress on November 1, 2014 in Harare, Zimbabwe.  By Jekesai Njikizana (AFP/File) Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Harare (AFP) - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday ...

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South Africa beat Australia in second ODI, level series

Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell (L) walks after being bowled during the second one-day international against by South Africa in Perth on November 16, 2014.  By Tony Ashby (AFP) Sunday, November 16, 2014

Perth (Australia) (AFP) - South Africa struck back with a vengeance in the secon ...

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Boko Haram kills 48 fish vendors in northeast Nigeria

A screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows group leader Abubakar Shekau.  By - (Boko Haram/AFP/File) Sunday, November 23, 2014

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram gunmen killed 48 fish vendors in Nigeria's res ...

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Suicide bomber kills 13 in Nigerian market: police

Nigeria police detain suspicious people on April 28, 2011 in Bauchi state.  By Tony Karumba (AFP/File) Sunday, November 16, 2014

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - At least 13 people were killed Sunday and 65 others injur ...

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Somali Islamists execute 28 non-Muslims on Kenya bus

A Muslim schoolboy runs across a road past police officers on patrol in Kenya's coastal town of Mombasa, November 19, 2014.  By  (AFP/File) Saturday, November 22, 2014

Garissa (Kenya) (AFP) - Somalia's Shebab Islamists on Saturday seized a bus in K ...

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Tunisia presidential vote offers hope to Arab states: PM

Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa casts his vote in the country's first post-revolution parliamentary election at a polling station in Carthage on the outskirts of Tunis on October 26, 2014.  By Mohamed Fliss (AFP/File) Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tunis (AFP) - Tunisia's first presidential election since the 2011 revolution is ...

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