Massacre-scarred Algeria Village Votes For 'peace,

Algeria's Bouteflika votes in wheelchair for 4th term

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) Thursday, April 17, 2014

Algiers (AFP) - Abdelaziz Bouteflika, seeking a fourth presidential term, cast his ballot from a wheelchair Thursday as Algerians voted in an election he is widely expected to win despite chronic heal ...

115 Nigeria schoolgirls still missing after kidnap

File photo shows villagers walking through razed homes in Mainok, outside Maiduguri in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, on March 6, 2014.  By  (AFP/File) Thursday, April 17, 2014

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - A Nigerian school principal on Thursday denied military reports that most of the girls kidnapped by Islamist gunmen were now safe, as parents continued a desperate search f ...

Regus Opens Business Centers For Free To Encourage Companies To Go Green And Cut Commutes On Earth Day

Thursday, April 17, 2014

[B]Regus, the global flexible workplace provider, is opening its two business lounges in Accra Movenpick and Roman Ridge , for free on Earth Day (April 22, 2014) to help employees save gas and reduce ...

Top pathologist hired by Pistorius won't testify

South African Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius (C) leaves the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on April 17, 2014.  By Mujahid Safodien (AFP) Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pretoria (AFP) - A star pathologist hired by Oscar Pistorius told AFP on Thursday he will not testify at the athlete's murder trial, another blow for his defence after a week of savage cross-examinati ...

Lagos State Residents Registration Programme Will Foster Development—Asugha

Hon. Lisa Asugha-Enogha Thursday, April 17, 2014

[B]The Special Assistant to the Imo state governor on Lagos/Southwest Liaison, Hon. Lisa Asugha-Enogha has said that the proposed compulsory registration for all Lagos residents, tagged: ‘Lagos State ...

Osun Set To Hold Talk On Economy

Thursday, April 17, 2014

[B]Determined to draw the attention of the whole nation to the multi-various positive transformation that has been the lot of Osun State in the last four years in the area of economic development, a l ...

Airtel Hosts Business Forum To Boost SMEs

Thursday, April 17, 2014

[B]Lagos, Nigeria; April 16th, 2014: In demonstration of its commitment to empower entrepreneurs in Nigeria to succeed in their business endeavours, Airtel Nigeria, has announced plans to hold a speci ...

Several wounded as gunmen attack civilians in S. Sudan UN base

File picture shows UN peacekeepers patrolling in Bor, a strategic town recaptured from rebel forces loyal to deposed vice president Riek Machar, on January 18, 2014.  By Charles Lomodong (AFP/File) Thursday, April 17, 2014

Juba (AFP) - Several people were wounded in South Sudan Thursday after gunmen attacked civilians sheltering inside a UN peacekeeping base in the war-ravaged town of Bor, the UN said. The top UN aid ...

Senegal ex-president's son to be tried for corruption

Karim Wade, the son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade, waves while being arrested in Dakar on April 15, 2013.  By  (AFP/File) Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dakar (AFP) - The flamboyant "super minister" son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade is to be tried in June for corruption after accumulating a fortune valued at well over $1 billion, a judici ...

Central Africa clashes kill 30 as UN set to OK mission

An armored vehicle of the French Mobile Gendarmerie patrols in the streets of Bangui in the city's first district on April 9, 2014.  By Miguel Medina (AFP) Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) - The first European Union troops arrive ...

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Zimbabwe opposition expels official who asked leader to quit

Elton Mangoma (C) arrives at the Harare Magistrate's court on March 10, 2011.  By Jekesai Njikizana (AFP/File) Thursday, April 10, 2014

Harare (AFP) - Zimbabwe's main opposition party on Thursday expelled a senior of ...

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Algeria's Bouteflika votes in wheelchair for 4th term

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) Thursday, April 17, 2014

Algiers (AFP) - Abdelaziz Bouteflika, seeking a fourth presidential term, cast h ...

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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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