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No Clinton bombshell in Benghazi report by Republicans

The 2012 Benghazi attacks grew into a highly charged political issue that has embroiled White House contender Hillary Clinton due to her role as Secretary of State at the time.  By Chip Somodevilla (Getty/AFP/File) Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Washington (AFP) - Republican lawmakers on Tuesday released a report on the deadly 2012 assault on the US mission in Benghazi, accusing then secretary of state Hillary Clinton of underestimating and t ...

Michelle Obama in Morocco to launch girls' fund

US first lady Michelle Obama (C) and US actress Meryl Streep (R) meet with Moroccan young women following the Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Marrakech (Morocco) (AFP) - US First Lady Michelle Obama launched a $100 million aid package in Morocco Tuesday to promote the education of girls in a country where half of females over 15 are illiter ...

France sends fixed EgyptAir black box to Cairo

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cairo (AFP) - France's BEA air safety agency sent to Cairo on Tuesday the data file from one of the black boxes from the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, authorities said ...

Nigeria charges Jonathan's campaign manager with graft

Former President Goodluck Jonathan waves to the crowd as he leaves the office during the inauguration of President Mohammadu Buhari on May 29, 2015.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File) Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's anti-graft agency on Tuesday charged former president Goodluck Jonathan's campaign spokesman with corruption in yet another arrest of a top-ranking member of the previous admin ...

Clinton foes in Congress release Benghazi report

The wreckage of a car sits inside the US Embassy compound in Benghazi, Libya, on September 12, 2012 following an overnight attack on the building.  By  (AFP/File) Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Washington (AFP) - Republican lawmakers on Tuesday released a long-awaited report on the deadly assault on the US mission in Benghazi, accusing then secretary of state Hillary Clinton of underestimati ...

War-hit South Sudan cancels independence celebrations

South Sudan Minister of Information Michael Makuei told reporters: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Juba (AFP) - The world's youngest nation, South Sudan, has cancelled its fifth independence celebrations as it struggles to end a civil war that has left thousands dead and ravaged the economy, the go ...

Egypt's anti-graft tsar becomes public enemy number one

Egyptian judge Hisham Geneina estimates the cost of corruption at about 600 billion Egyptian pounds ($66 billion, 60 billion euros).  By Khaled Desouki (AFP/File) Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cairo (AFP) - Within three months, Egypt's anti-corruption chief Hisham Geneina has been fired, charged with spreading false information and tried. His mistake, he says: reporting corruption at the he ...

Liverpool sign Saints striker Mane for reported £30 mn

Senegal forward Sadio Mane has joined Liverpool from Premier League rivals Southampton.  By Ben Stansall (AFP/File) Tuesday, June 28, 2016

London (AFP) - Senegal striker Sadio Mane has joined Liverpool from Premier League rivals Southampton on a "long-term contract" for an undisclosed fee, the Anfield club announced Tuesday. British m ...

World must focus on poorest children: UNICEF

A girl carrying a toddler counts money collected by begging from commuters at a busy traffic intersection in Mumbai.  By Indranil Mukherjee (AFP/File) Tuesday, June 28, 2016

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The world must focus more on helping the poorest children to build on progress achieved in health and education over the past 25 years, UNICEF said Tuesday. I ...

Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai says has cancer

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he has cancer of the colon.  By Jekesai Njikizana (AFP/File) Monday, June 27, 2016

Harare (AFP) - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday dis ...

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South African court rules Zuma can be charged over graft

A South African court has ruled that President Jacob Zuma must face corruption charges.  By Rajesh Jantilal (AFP) Friday, June 24, 2016

Johannesburg (AFP) - A South African court on Friday threw out President Jacob Z ...

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Ebola-hit Sierra Leone gets Mecca all clear

Muslim pilgrims arrive at the Mina valley five kilometres east of the Saudi Arabian holy city of Mecca, on November 14, 2010.  By Mustafa Ozer (AFP/File) Friday, June 24, 2016

Freetown (AFP) - Saudi Arabia's government has allocated 800 places to Sierra Le ...

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DR Congo opposition leader Katumbi sentenced to jail

Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi answers questions during a 2015 interview with AFP.  By Federico Scoppa (AFP) Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lubumbashi (DR Congo) (AFP) - Embattled DR Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi ...

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Car bomb kills four in Libya's Benghazi: hospital

For two years the Libyan city of Benghazi has seen battles between loyalist forces, pictured, and armed groups including IS and Ansar al-Sharia, which is close to Al-Qaeda.  By Abdullah Doma (AFP/File) Saturday, June 25, 2016

Tripoli (AFP) - A car bomb killed four civilians and wounded 14 others in the wa ...

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S.African court rules Zuma can be charged over graft

A South African court has ruled that President Jacob Zuma must face corruption charges.  By Rajesh Jantilal (AFP) Friday, June 24, 2016

Johannesburg (AFP) - A South African court on Friday threw out President Jacob Z ...

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