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Zuma as president: a rocky era for the new S.Africa

South African President Jacob Zuma is under pressure as living standards decline.  By John MacDougall (AFP/File) Thursday, February 11, 2016

Johannesburg (AFP) - South African President Jacob Zuma delivers his annual state of the nation address Thursday as frustration grows over his leadership and the country's lack of progress since apart ...

Athletics: Kenya doping bribe claims by banned runners

Kenyan athletes run during their training session in Iten in the Rift Valley, 329 kms north of Nairobi, on January 13, 2016.  By Simon Maina (AFP/File) Thursday, February 11, 2016

Nairobi (AFP) - Top Kenyan athlete Francisca Koki, suspended for doping, said she and fellow runner Joyce Zakari were asked to pay nearly $50,000 in bribes to the national athletics federation chief t ...

Anti-Zuma protests expected as S. Africa leader to address nation

A giant banner in central Cape Town reads Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cape Town (AFP) - Police erected razor wire barricades outside the South African parliament Thursday ahead of President Jacob Zuma's address to the nation against a background of concerted efforts to ...

Kenya banned athletes say bribes demanded for help in doping case

Kenyan athletes run during their training session in Iten in the Rift Valley, 329 kms north of Nairobi, on January 13, 2016.  By Simon Maina (AFP/File) Thursday, February 11, 2016

Nairobi (AFP) - Top Kenyan athlete Francisca Koki, suspended for doping, said she and fellow runner Joyce Zakari were asked to pay nearly $50,000 in bribes to the national athletics federation chief t ...

S. Africa's under fire Zuma to address nation

South African President Jacob Zuma is to addresses the nation against a background of concerted efforts in the courts to throw him out of office.  By John MacDougall (AFP/File) Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cape Town (AFP) - Embattled South African President Jacob Zuma addresses the nation Thursday against a background of concerted efforts in the courts, parliament and on the streets to throw him out of ...

S.Africa's under fire Zuma to address nation

A giant banner, Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cape Town (AFP) - Embattled South African President Jacob Zuma addresses the nation Thursday against a background of concerted efforts in the courts, parliament and on the streets to throw him out of ...

Battlefield surgery: treating survivors of Boko Haram

Twelve-year-old Isa Lawan sits with a bandaged stump on his right arm after his hand was amputated following injuries from a Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri, capital of northeast Nigerian Borno State.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP) Thursday, February 11, 2016

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - A toddler not yet out of nappies lies motionless in a hospital ward, her skin seared red raw by burns. A 12-year-old boy opposite her nurses the bandaged stump where his ri ...

UN wants to send experts for Burundi mass graves probe

A man pushes his bicycle to deliver a coffin in the Bujumbura suburb of Kanyosha on January 10, 2016.  By Griff Tapper (AFP) Wednesday, February 10, 2016

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The United Nations wants to send independent forensics experts to Burundi to help authorities investigate allegations of mass graves in the strife-torn country, ...

Scores of Nigerian Shiite Muslims charged after army clashes

Pakistani Shiite Muslims carry placards of Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, at a protest against the killing of Shiite Muslims in Pakistan and Nigeria, on December 18, 2015.  By Arif Ali (AFP/File) Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigerian prosecutors on Wednesday charged nearly 200 members of a pro-Iranian Shiite group with illegal possession of firearms following December clashes with troops that led to ...

South Africa beat England in third ODI

South African batsman Hashim Amla (C) celebrates after scoring a century during the third One Day International cricket match against England at Supersport park on February 9, 2016 in Centurion, South Africa.  By Gianluigi Guercia (AFP) Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Centurion (South Africa) (AFP) - South Africa beat England by seven wickets in t ...

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Three killed in Somalia car bomb targeting airport official: police

Somalia federal government soldiers conduct random check of public transport vehicles during a patrol on the streets of Mogadishu on February 18, 2015.  By Mohamed Abdiwahab (AFP/File) Friday, February 5, 2016

Mogadishu (AFP) - Three people were killed Friday in a car bomb targeting an air ...

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Boko Haram suspected of killing four in Nigeria village raid

Soldiers look at a burnt house on February 4, 2016, during a visit to the village of Dalori, Nigeria, only days before the next raid by suspected Boko Haram Islamists in the village of Mairi.  By Stringer (AFP/File) Saturday, February 6, 2016

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have killed four peop ...

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South Africa bat against England in second ODI

South African batsman Quinton De Kock plays a shot during the first ODI against England at Magaung Oval on February 3, 2016 in Bloemfontein.  By Gianluigi Guercia (AFP/File) Saturday, February 6, 2016

Port Elizabeth (South Africa) (AFP) - South Africa won the toss and decided to b ...

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Libya parliament extends deadline for new unity government

Libya descended into chaos after the October 2011 ouster and killing of longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with two governments vying for power and armed groups battling over its vast energy resources..  By Abdullah Doma (AFP/File) Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tripoli (AFP) - Libya's internationally recognised parliament has extended to Su ...

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Death toll in NE Nigeria suicide bombings 58: emergency services

Internally Displaced Persons stand waiting for food at Dikwa Camp, in Borno State in north-eastern Nigeria, on February 2, 2016.  By  (AFP/File) Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - The death toll in a twin suicide bomb attack at a ca ...

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