Burkina Government Set To Be Named After Delay

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. ...

Nearly 800 migrants rescued off Italy, Libya

A group of would-be immigrants is helped by the Italian coastguard on arrival in Lampedusa, July 26, 2008.  By Mauro Seminara (AFP/File) Saturday, November 22, 2014

Rome (AFP) - A total 796 people were rescued from boats in distress in the Mediterranean in the last 48 hours, Italian and Libyan officials said Saturday, as unprecedented numbers of would-be immigran ...

Bomb blast near Egypt train station

Egyptian security forces and rescue workers carry an injured person on a stretcher after a small bomb exploded in a metro train on November 13, 2014 in Cairo.  By Mahmoud Hefnawy (AFP/File) Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cairo (AFP) - A bomb went off near a train station in southern Egypt Saturday night, as police found three other explosive devices planted on railway tracks in the region, the government said. A ch ...

Burkina waiting on new government announcement

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) Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ouagadougou (AFP) - The expected announcement of Burkina Faso's government was delayed Saturday, leaving the country waiting to see the extent of military influence under civilian President Michel Kaf ...

General accused of coup bid leaves Lesotho

The Maseru police headquarters, seen after military men disarmed police and occupied the premises on August 30, 2014.  By Mujahid Safodien (AFP/File) Saturday, November 22, 2014

Maseru (Lesotho) (AFP) - The renegade general accused of leading a failed coup attempt in Lesotho has left the kingdom along with two of his rivals as part of a deal to restore security, the South Afr ...

Lacklustre Boks beat Italy 22-6

Italy's Sergio Parisse holds the ball during the rugby union Test Match between Italy and South Africa at the Euganeo stadium in Padua on November 22, 2014.  By Giuseppe Cacace (AFP) Saturday, November 22, 2014

Padua (Italy) (AFP) - Coenie Oosthuizen, Cobus Reinach and Bryan Habana provided the only tries as South Africa claimed a record 12th straight win over Italy, a scrappy 22-6 affair in Padua on Saturda ...

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 Kenya, executing 28 non-Muslim passengers in what they said was revenge for police raids on mosques in the troubled port ...

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 a ray of hope for Arab Spring countries, Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa said Saturday, on the eve of the historic poll. ...

Nigerian opposition warns against speaker's arrest

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan addresses supporters in Abuja on November 11, 2014.  By Kolawole Oshiyemi (AFP/File) Saturday, November 22, 2014

Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's main opposition party on Saturday warned against a plan to arrest parliamentary speaker Aminu Tambuwal, who quit the ruling party last month, as tensions rise ahead of February ...

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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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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Nigeria's Boko Haram sets new tone in control areas

A screengrab taken on November 9, 2014 from a Boko Haram video shows jihadist fighters parading on a tank in an unidentified town in northern Nigeria.  By  (Boko Haram/AFP/File) Sunday, November 16, 2014

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram has massacred scores of children, gloated abou ...

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