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Fit, fresh Boks set off on European challenge

South Africa's lock Victor Matfield (L) takes the line-out ball with New Zealand's Wyatt Crocket in defense during their Rugby Championship Test match at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, on September 13, 2014.  By Marty Melville (AFP/File) Saturday, November 01, 2014

Johannesburg (AFP) - A fit, fresh South African squad fly to Europe this weekend hoping to build on a Rugby Championship triumph over greatest rivals New Zealand. The Springboks tackle Six Nations ...

Boko Haram says kidnapped schoolgirls 'married off'

A screengrab from a Boko Haram video allegedly shows missing schoolgirls being filmed by an unidentified man in an undisclosed location in May 2014.  By  (Boko Haram/AFP/File) Saturday, November 01, 2014

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram has claimed the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year have converted to Islam and been married off, according to a new video obtained by AFP on Fr ...

S.Leone Ebola outbreak 'catastrophic': aid group MSF

A team of Ebola funeral agents carry a body at the Fing Tom cemetery in Freetown, on October 10, 2014.  By Florian Plaucheur (AFP/File) Friday, October 31, 2014

Barcelona (AFP) - Ebola has wiped out whole villages in Sierra Leone and may have caused many more deaths than the nearly 5,000 official global toll, a senior coordinator of the medical aid group MSF ...

Burkina Faso Must End Excessive Use Of Force Against Protesters

Friday, October 31, 2014

[B]Authorities in Burkina Faso must rein in security forces that have used excessive force to crack down on peaceful anti-government protests, Amnesty International said today.[/B] According to ...

Boko Haram calls ceasefire, talks claims 'lies'

An image grab made on October 31, 2014 from a video obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau (C) delivering a speech.  By  (Boko Haram/AFP) Friday, October 31, 2014

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram denied that they had agreed to a ceasefire in a new video obtained on Friday by AFP, describing the Nigerian government claims as a lie and apparently ruling out futu ...

Burkina power struggle as army group 'take country in hand'

Burkinabe Lieutenant-Colonel Issaac Zida of the presidential guard reads a press release by the army chief after the resignation of Burkina Faso's president in Ouagadougou on October 31, 2014.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP) Friday, October 31, 2014

Ouagadougou (AFP) - A group of Burkina Faso army officers claimed Friday to have "taken the destiny of the nation in hand" as deposed President Blaise Compaore reportedly fled the capital. Only hou ...

Government announces additional €1 million to tackle Ebola

Friday, October 31, 2014

DUBLIN, Ireland, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Government is to provide an additional €1 million to the UN to fight Ebola in West Africa, Minister for Foreign Affairs and T ...

WHO revises Ebola toll

A team of funeral agents specialised in the burial of victims of the Ebola virus put a body in a grave at the Fing Tom cemetery in Freetown, on October 10, 2014.  By Florian Plaucheur (AFP/File) Friday, October 31, 2014

Geneva (AFP) - The World Health Organization Friday revised its figures showing more people killed by the deadly Ebola virus, but the number of cases of the disease was slightly lower. The WHO said ...

Egypt troops targeted in Sinai a week after deadly blast

Friday, October 31, 2014

Cairo (AFP) - Seven Egyptian soldiers were wounded Friday in an explosion near El-Arish, a week after a deadly attack in the same area of the Sinai peninsula killed 30 soldiers, a security official sa ...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe blasts 'war' in his party

Robert Mugabe (centre) inspects an honor guard on October 28, 2014 during the official opening of parliament in Harare. AFP Photo / Jekesai Njikizana.  By  (AFP) Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Harare (AFP) - Zimbabwe's ageing President Robert Mugabe has blasted internal fe ...

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Nigeria president begins re-election bid, thanking God and donors

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria attends a session at the US-Africa Leader Summit in Washington, DC, August 6, 2014.  By Jim Watson (AFP/File) Thursday, October 30, 2014

Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan formally began his re-electi ...

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Boko Haram attacks commercial hub in Nigeria's Adamawa state

A screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a Boko Haram video shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau delivering a speech.  By - (BOKO HARAM/AFP) Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram fighters on Wednesday clashed with Nigerian tr ...

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Zambia president's remains flown home

Zambia's then presidential candidate Michael Sata (R) salutes supporters during an address at a political rally in Matero Constituency, on August 27, 2006.  By Mackson Wasamunu (AFP/File) Friday, October 31, 2014

Lusaka (AFP) - The body of president Michael Sata will arrive back on Zambian so ...

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Zimbabwe opposition hopes to reboot and challenge Mugabe

Zimbabwe's main opposition party Movement for Democratic Change has been split over the leadership of Morgan Tsvangirai (C), shown here in Harare, on April 29, 2014.  By Jekesai Njikizana (AFP/File) Friday, October 31, 2014

Harare (AFP) - Enfeebled by its electoral loss to veteran leader Robert Mugabe a ...

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Pistorius trial families accept plan to appeal

Former South African paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius (centre) is escorted to a police vehicle to be transported to prison following his sentencing at the High Court in Pretoria, on October 21, 2014.  By Gianluigi Guercia (AFP/File) Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Johannesburg (AFP) - The families of "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius and the woma ...

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