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Kenya's Mary Keitany wins the London Marathon with an unofficial time of 2hrs 17min 01sec.  By Adrian DENNIS (AFP)

Kenya's Keitany wins London Marathon in record time

Sunday, April 23, 2017

London (AFP) - Kenya's Mary Keitany set the fastest time in a women-only ma ...

US Defence Secretary James Mattis (right) flew from Qatar where he was on a regional tour of the Middle East.  By JONATHAN ERNST (POOL/AFP)

US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Djibouti (AFP) - US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived Sunday for a sho ...

Nigerian Navy forces on the lookout for illegal oil refineries in the Niger Delta region spot the tell-tale signs of billowing black smoke.  By STEFAN HEUNIS (AFP)

Nigeria cracks down on illicit oil refineries

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Kana Rugbana (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigerian commander Remi Fadairo points to th ...

President Faustin-Archange Touadera has repeatedly stressed the importance of the DDR since he took power last year in a country scarred by conflict since the 2013 overthrow of former president Francois Bozize by a Muslim-dominated rebellion.  By PHILL MAGAKOE (AFP/File)

Hope as C. Africa holds disarmanent talks

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) - The Central African Republic held ...

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has been leader of the country since its independence from Britain in 1980.  By Jekesai NJIKIZANA (AFP/File)

Anti-Mugabe election coalition takes shape in Zimbabwe

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Harare (AFP) - President Robert Mugabe's grip on power has faced little rec ...

A Tunisian police officer stands guard near a bullet hole at the the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel after an attack that left 38 people dead on June 25, 2015.  By KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (AFP/File)

Tunisia beach massacre case set for May 26: prosecution

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tunis (AFP) - The first public hearing into the June 2015 attack in the Tun ...

At least 20 children were killed in a bus crash outside the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services said, as paramedics treated the injured at the scene.  By STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (AFP/File)

Bus crash in South Africa kills 19 children, driver

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Johannesburg (AFP) - At least 19 children were killed in a bus crash outsid ...

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French Guiana activists end crippling protest after deal

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cayenne (AFP) - The movement behind social unrest that left French Guiana p ...

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