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Another era of exploitation as East and West scramble for Africanistan

Friday, August 01, 2014

Al Jazeera's Empire examines unsettling realities in Africa, from claims of a new Eastern imperialism to the effects of terrorism Empire's Marwan Bishara explores whether Africa's growing economie ...

Liberians in 'panic' over Ebola, need doctors: president

A boy walks on July 31, 2014 through an empty class room in a school in Monrovia which has been closed down by the Liberian government to protect students from contracting Ebola.  By  (AFP) Friday, August 01, 2014

Washington (AFP) - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf appealed for more doctors and supplies to help West African nations battle an outbreak of deadly Ebola, warning Thursday the crisis was "nea ...

Renard becomes new Ivory Coast coach

Herve Renard applauds after the French league match between Rennes and Sochaux in western France, on May 10, 2014.  By Jean-Francois Monier (AFP) Friday, August 01, 2014

Abidjan (AFP) - Herve Renard was named as the new coach of Ivory Coast on Thursday in succession to Sabri Lamouchi who quit after the team's first round World Cup elimination, the country's football f ...

Amos trumps Rudisha, Okagbare speeds to sprint double

Botswana's Nijel Amos celebrates winning the final of the men's 800m athletics event at Hampden Park during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, on July 31, 2014.  By Ben Stansall (AFP) Friday, August 01, 2014

Glasgow (AFP) - Botswanan tyro Nijel Amos trumped world record holder David Rudisha in thrilling style over 800m at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. In another high-quality track and field sessi ...

2015 Okigwe Senate Seat: Group Raises Alarm Over Plot To Destabilize APC In The Zone

Thursday, July 31, 2014

[B]Ahead of the 2015 senatorial election in the Okigwe zone of the state, a group known as the Okigwe APC Grassroot Mobilization Front, has expressed deep concern over plots by those they described as ...

Kenya land-grabs around $24 billion port project: president

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says a vast coastal zone nearly the size of Luxembourg around a proposed multi-billion dollar port area had been stolen, fuelling a wave of massacres.  By  (POOL/AFP/File) Thursday, July 31, 2014

Nairobi (AFP) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Thursday a vast coastal zone nearly the size of Luxembourg around a proposed multi-billion dollar port area had been stolen, fuelling a wave of mas ...

Nigeria quarantines 2 people over Ebola

A photo taken on July 24, 2014 shows the First Consultants Medical Centre in Lagos, where allegedly a Liberian man died from the Ebola disease.  By Florian Plaucheur (AFP/File) Thursday, July 31, 2014

Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria said on Thursday it had quarantined two people who had "primary contact" with a man who died of Ebola in Lagos last week as west Africa battled to tame the deadliest ever outbrea ...

Jailed Australian journalist's parents say 'grave injustice'

Lois (R) and Juris Greste, parents of incarcerated journalist Peter Greste, at a press conference in Nairobi on July 31, 2014.  By Tony Karumba (AFP) Thursday, July 31, 2014

Nairobi (AFP) - Australian journalist Peter Greste is "coping well" in jail since his conviction by an Egyptian court, his parents said Thursday, but said the family were devastated by the many months ...

Guinea police arrest four after deadly concert stampede

A photo taken on July 30, 2014, shows broken chairs on a beach in Conakry after a stampede at a rap concert.  By Cellou Binani (AFP/File) Thursday, July 31, 2014

Conakry (AFP) - Guinea police arrested four people on Thursday over a stampede at a seafront rap concert that left 34 people dead, including 11 children, a judicial source told AFP. The victims wer ...

Nigerian police foil suicide bombing attempt by woman in Kano

Police officers in Kano on July 24, 2014 stand near the mangled remains of a water dispenser in which an explosive was concealed.  By Aminu Abubakar (AFP/File) Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lagos (AFP) - Police on Sunday prevented a female would-be suicide bomber from c ...

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South Africa's life expectancy jumps to 61.2 years

A nurse (L) at an anti-retroviral clinic in the town of Winterton, South Africa explains to a patient how she should take anti-retroviral drugs on March 11, 2008.  By Alexander Joe (AFP/File) Thursday, July 31, 2014

Johannesburg (AFP) - Life expectancy in AIDS-hit South Africa has shot up sharpl ...

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South Africa's metal workers call off major strike

Striking workers hold placards as they demonstrate during a nationwide strike called by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in Johannesburg on July 1, 2014.  By Mujahid Safodien (AFP/File) Monday, July 28, 2014

Johannesburg (AFP) - South African striking engineering and metals workers have ...

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South Africa stun New Zealand for rugby sevens gold

South Africa's Cecil Afrika scores a try in the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens gold medal match against New Zealand in Glasgow on July 27, 2014.  By Carl Court (AFP) Monday, July 28, 2014

Glasgow (AFP) - South Africa stunned four-time champions New Zealand with a nail ...

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South Africa to host 2016 AIDS conference

This picture taken on July 24, 2014 shows people walking past an Friday, July 25, 2014

Melbourne (AFP) - South Africa's port city of Durban will host the 21st Internat ...

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Gunmen shoot dead security commanders in Egypt's Sinai

An Israeli police car blocks the road on the Israeli side of the Taba crossing leading into Egypt on February 16, 2014.  By Jack Guez (AFP/File) Friday, July 25, 2014

Cairo (AFP) - Gunmen shot dead two senior police and army officers on Friday in ...

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