Dr Congo Train Crash Kills At Least 57

Morsi trial hears Hamas, Hezbollah attacked Egypt jails

Egyptian policemen sit on benches on a street in the capital Cairo on April 16, 2014.  By Mohamed el-Shahed (AFP/File) Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cairo (AFP) - Prosecution witnesses in the jailbreak trial of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday accused members of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas and Lebanon's Hezbollah of atta ...

DR Congo train accident death toll rises to 57

This picture taken on November 8, 2006 shows a commuter train carrying Congolese people in Kinshasa.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File) Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kinshasa (AFP) - At least 57 people died when an overloaded passenger train sped off the rails in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a government spokesman said Wednesday, raising the official toll. ...

Bomb blast wounds UN peacekeeper in Mali

United Nations soldiers patrol on July 27, 2013 in the northern Malian city of Kidal.  By Kenzo Tribouillard (AFP/File) Wednesday, April 23, 2014

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - A roadside bomb struck a UN vehicle in northern Mali on Wednesday, wounding a peacekeeper from Guinea during a UN visit of foreign dignitaries, an official said. ...

Senegal's exile ex-president comes home to support son

Former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade gives a press conference in Dakar, on May 25, 2012.  By Seyllou (AFP/File) Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dakar (AFP) - Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade was due to return home on Wednesday after two years abroad following his election defeat, with his son facing jail for corruption. Wade, who ...

Egypt FM heads to US as helicopter delivery approved

Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy speaks during a press conference in Ramallah on August 26, 2013.  By Abbas Momani (AFP/File) Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cairo (AFP) - Egypt's foreign minister Nabil Fahmy was travelling to the United States on Wednesday, his ministry said, a day after Washington decided to provide Cairo with 10 Apache military helicopt ...

Family of Jazeera journalist urges Egypt to free him

Egyptian security forces are deployed outside the police institute near Cairo's Turah prison during the trial of detained Al-Jazeera journalists on April 22, 2014.  By Mohamed el-Shahed (AFP/File) Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Doha (AFP) - The family of an Al-Jazeera reporter detained in Egypt since August and on hunger strike since January 21 said on Wednesday his health is deteriorating and called for his release. Abdu ...

Guinea-Bissau announces record turnout in elections

An election official shows a ballot at a polling station in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, on April 13, 2014.  By Seyllou (AFP/File) Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bissau (AFP) - Turnout in Guinea-Bissau's watershed presidential and parliamentary polls was just under 90 percent, the election commission announced on Wednesday, a record for the impoverished west A ...

DR Congo train crash kills at least 37

This picture taken on November 8, 2006 shows a commuter train carrying Congolese people in Kinshasa.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File) Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kinshasa (AFP) - At least 37 people were killed when an overloaded passenger train sped off the rails in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, with the toll likely to rise as rescuers struggle ...

Gunmen kill 17 in Nigeria village raid

This picture taken on April 30, 2013 shows Nigerian troops patrolling in the streets of the remote northeast town of Baga.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File) Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Gunmen killed at least 17 people in an attack on a village in eastern Nigeria where scores of people have died in ethnic violence in recent weeks, police said Wednesday. Resi ...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe slams Europe's 'homosexual nonsense'

Zimbabwe ruler Robert Mugabe gives his official address during celebrations held to mark the country's 34th independence anniversary on April 18, 2014 in Harare.  By Jekesai Njikizana (AFP) Friday, April 18, 2014

Harare (AFP) - Zimbabwe's strong man ruler Robert Mugabe lashed out at Europe's ...

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Algeria's Bouteflika wins 4th term, rival rejects result

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) Friday, April 18, 2014

Algiers (AFP) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika clinched a fourth term o ...

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Boko Haram leader claims Nigeria capital bombing in new video

A screengrab taken on April 19, 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  (Boko Haram/AFP) Saturday, April 19, 2014

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - The leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists Abubakar She ...

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Nigeria military admits most abducted schoolgirls still missing

Villagers walk through razed homes in Mainok, outside Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, on March 6, 2014.  By Str (AFP) Friday, April 18, 2014

Abuja (AFP) - The Nigerian military on Friday admitted that most of the 129 girl ...

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South Africa plans Fort Knox of rhino horn after heist

Rhinoceros horns in Hong Kong's Customs and Excise Department Offices on November 15, 2011.  By Aaron Tam (AFP/File) Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Johannesburg (AFP) - South Africa plans to store its stockpile of seized rhino h ...

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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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