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No military solution to Libyan crisis: African Union

Members of the Libyan army stand on a tank as heavy black smoke rises from Benghazi's port after a fire broke out at a car tyre disposal plant during clashes against Islamist gunmen on December 23, 2014.  By Abdullah Doma (AFP/File) Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Addis Ababa (AFP) - Ending conflict in Libya can only be achieved through a political deal, Libyan and regional leaders said Wednesday after African Union-led talks. "The only solution to bring an ...

Kenya drops some charges against British terror suspect

Briton Jermaine Grant appears in the Shanzu Law Court in Mombasa, Kenya, on February 17, 2014.  By Ivan Lieman (AFP/File) Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mombasa (Kenya) (AFP) - A Kenyan court acquitted a suspected British Islamist militant of nine charges Wednesday but the key charge of terrorism for which he is on trial remains, a magistrate said. ...

Top French court OKs Franco-Moroccan same-sex marriage

The Cour de Cassation, France's highest appeals court, on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for a French-Moroccan gay couple to marry.  By Martin Bureau (Pool/AFP/File) Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Paris (AFP) - France's highest appeals court on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for a French-Moroccan gay couple to marry, going against a ruling that homosexuals from Morocco and 10 other nations cannot ...

Boko Haram violence sends 14,000 Nigerians fleeing to Chad: UN

Nigerian refugees wait to be registered at a United Nations Refugee Agency camp in Baga Sola, Chad, on January 26, 2015.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File) Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Libreville (AFP) - More than 14,000 people fleeing Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria have streamed into Chad since the beginning of 2015, according to a United Nations report on Wednesday. T ...

S.Africa road named after last apartheid president

Former South African president FW de Klerk delivers a speech to mark 20 years of democracy, on January 31, 2014 in Cape Town.  By Jennifer Bruce (AFP/File) Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cape Town (AFP) - A Cape Town highway was renamed on Wednesday after the last president of South Africa's white-minority apartheid government, FW de Klerk, despite fierce opposition. The proposal w ...

Nigeria military warned before major Boko Haram attacks: Amnesty

Screen grab from a video made on January 20, 2015 shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau delivering a message claiming responsibility for a deadly attack on the Nigerian town of Baga in January 2015.  By  (Boko Haram/AFP/File) Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Lagos (AFP) - Amnesty International on Wednesday claimed that Nigeria's military top brass were warned of brutal Boko Haram attacks on the northeast towns of Baga and Monguno this month ut failed to t ...

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on attack on hotel in Tripoli, Libya

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NEW YORK, January 28, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Secretary-General condemns, in the strongest terms, the attack that took place at the Corinthia Hotel, in Tripoli on 27 January. He ...

SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS HAILE TILAHUN GEBREMARIAM OF ETHIOPIA AS HEAD OF MISSION FOR ABYEI

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NEW YORK, January 28, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- United Nations Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Haile Tilahun Gebremariam of Ethiopia as the Head of Mis ...

Amla, Rossouw hit tons as South Africa make 361-5

South Africa's batsman Hashim Amla plays a shot during the 5th One Day International cricket match South Africa vs West Indies on January 28, 2015 in Centurion, South Africa.  By Gianluigi Guercia (AFP) Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Centurion (South Africa) (AFP) - Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw both hit centuries for the second time in the series as South Africa punished a lacklustre West Indian bowling attack in the fifth and fi ...

Nigeria military warned before major Boko Haram attacks: Amnesty

Screen grab from a video made on January 20, 2015 shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau delivering a message claiming responsibility for a deadly attack on the Nigerian town of Baga in January 2015.  By  (Boko Haram/AFP/File) Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Lagos (AFP) - Amnesty International on Wednesday claimed that Nigeria's military ...

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Nigeria's Jonathan takes election campaign to key oil region

Taxi tricycles drive past campaign billboards and banners in Otuoke, the home town of Nigerian President and People's Democratic Party (PDP) election candidate Goodluck Jonathan in the Niger Delta region, on January 27, 2015.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP) Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Port Harcourt (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesd ...

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Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram in Maiduguri: military

.  By  (Illustration/AFP) Sunday, January 25, 2015

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigerian troops on Sunday engaged Boko Haram fighter ...

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S.Africa police arrest 121 after looting of foreign-owned shops

Children push a shopping cart past a wall bearing painted portraits of former South African president Nelson Mandela in Soweto in 2013.  By Alexander Joe (AFP/File) Friday, January 23, 2015

Johannesburg (AFP) - South African police said Friday they had arrested 121 peop ...

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Guinea president says still 'at war' against Ebola

Guinea's president Alpha Conde pictured during a visit to Paris on January 19, 2015.  By Miguel Medina (AFP/File) Saturday, January 24, 2015

Davos (Switzerland) (AFP) - Guinean President Alpha Conde is "still at war" agai ...

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Three killed in anti-UN protest in Mali

French helicopters are stationed at a base in Goa, Mali on January 2, 2015.  By Dominique Faget (AFP/File) Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bamako (AFP) - Three people were killed in northern Mali on Tuesday after a seco ...

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