Un Says Deadly Attack On S. Sudan Base May Be 'war

'Portuguese embassy in Libya target of gunmen attack'

A general view shows the Libyan capital Tripoli on August 22, 2011.  By Filippo Monteforte (AFP/File) Saturday, April 19, 2014

Lisbon (AFP) - A security officer was wounded in an attack by four gunmen at the Portugese embassy in Tripoli overnight Thursday, news agency Lusa said. The men fled when other security officers ar ...

Boko Haram: Women in clergy vow to strip, point breast to God in protest.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Nigerian women in clergy today trooped out in number in protest of the recent happenings in the country. The group which comprises female Pastors, Prophetesses, Rev. Sisters, Pastor’s wives and evange ...

New Madagascar technocrat government seeks stability

Ceremony of appointment of the 31 Secretaries of State of Kolo Roger's government takes place  at Iavoloha Presidential Palace in Antananarivo on April 18, 2014.  By Rijasolo (AFP) Friday, April 18, 2014

Antananarivo (AFP) - The new prime minister of Madagascar announced a cabinet of technocrats and relative political unknowns on Friday in a bid to renew international support and move on from the coun ...

Egypt police officer killed in Cairo bomb blast

Egyptian security patrols area after bombs struck police posts in Cairo on April 2, 2014.  By Mahmoud Khaled (AFP/File) Friday, April 18, 2014

Cairo (AFP) - An Egyptian police officer was killed on Friday evening when a bomb targeting a traffic police kiosk in Cairo exploded, security officials said, the latest of such attacks. Militants ...

No rift with top pathologist: Pistorius's lawyer

South African pathologist Reggie Perumal in Pretoria, on September 1, 2012.  By  (AFP/File) Friday, April 18, 2014

Pretoria (AFP) - The pathologist hired by Oscar Pistorius will not give evidence at the athlete's murder trial because of scheduling issues and not due to any contradiction with the defence's case, on ...

Tunisia assembly begins to wade through electoral law

A view of Tunisian parliament in Tunis on February 7, 2014.  By Fethi Belaid (AFP/File) Friday, April 18, 2014

Tunis (AFP) - Tunisia's National Constituent Assembly or parliament on Friday began voting article by article on a new electoral law to govern legislative and presidential elections due before the end ...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe slams Europe's 'homosexual nonsense'

Zimbabwe ruler Robert Mugabe gives his official address during celebrations held to mark the country's 34th independence anniversary on April 18, 2014 in Harare.  By Jekesai Njikizana (AFP) Friday, April 18, 2014

Harare (AFP) - Zimbabwe's strong man ruler Robert Mugabe lashed out at Europe's "homosexual nonsense" and condemned the refusal of its leaders to accept his grip on power in his latest marathon tirade ...

Algeria's Bouteflika wins 4th term, rival rejects result

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (C), running for re-election, casts his ballot from a wheelchair at a polling station in Algiers on April 17, 2014.  By Farouk Batiche (AFP) Friday, April 18, 2014

Algiers (AFP) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika clinched a fourth term on Friday, despite his poor health, winning a landslide victory in an election marred by low turnout and his rival allegi ...

Strike-hit South Africa platinum miners unveil new pay offer

Friday, April 18, 2014

Johannesburg (AFP) - The world's three biggest platinum producers have made a new pay offer to end a strike which has crippled their South African operations for 12 weeks, a spokeswoman said on Friday ...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe slams Europe's 'homosexual nonsense'

Zimbabwe ruler Robert Mugabe gives his official address during celebrations held to mark the country's 34th independence anniversary on April 18, 2014 in Harare.  By Jekesai Njikizana (AFP) Friday, April 18, 2014

Harare (AFP) - Zimbabwe's strong man ruler Robert Mugabe lashed out at Europe's ...

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Algeria's Bouteflika wins 4th term, rival rejects result

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (C), running for re-election, casts his ballot from a wheelchair at a polling station in Algiers on April 17, 2014.  By Farouk Batiche (AFP) Friday, April 18, 2014

Algiers (AFP) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika clinched a fourth term o ...

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Nigeria military admits most abducted schoolgirls still missing

Villagers walk through razed homes in Mainok, outside Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, on March 6, 2014.  By Str (AFP) Friday, April 18, 2014

Abuja (AFP) - The Nigerian military on Friday admitted that most of the 129 girl ...

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Algeria presidential campaign winds up with recriminations

Supporters hold posters of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on April 13, 2014 during a political meeting in the capital Algiers.  By Farouk Batiche (AFP) Sunday, April 13, 2014

Algiers (AFP) - Final campaign rallies were held for Algeria's presidential elec ...

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Suspected Islamists kill 19 in northern Nigeria

A screengrab taken on March 24, 2014 from a video obtained by AFP shows a man claiming to be the leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau.  By Ho (BOKO HARAM/AFP/File) Saturday, April 12, 2014

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have killed 19 people ...

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Kidnapped Nigeria girls taken to Islamist stronghold

Villagers walk through razed homes in Mainok, outside Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, on March 6, 2014.  By Str (AFP) Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - The Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram wer ...

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