Libya Govt Secures Ceasefire After Tripoli Clashes

Mugabe feted at lavish 93rd birthday party

The annual birthday party for Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is reported to cost up to $1 million (0.9 million euros).  By Jekesai NJIKIZANA (AFP) Saturday, February 25, 2017

Matobo (Zimbabwe) (AFP) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 93rd birthday with a lavish party on Saturday attended by thousands of loyalists outside the second city of Bulawayo. The ...

De Villiers' hunger leads to thumping win over N. Zealand

South Africa captain AB de Villiers is the 18th player  to reach the 9,000 ODI run mark.  By Marty MELVILLE (AFP/File) Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wellington (AFP) - South African hero AB de Villiers admitted to nerves and battling a fear of failure as he produced a record-setting innings that led to a colossal win over New Zealand on Saturday. ...

South Africa's de Villiers fastest to 9,000 ODI runs

South Africa captain AB de Villiers is the 18th player  to reach the 9,000 ODI run mark.  By Marty MELVILLE (AFP/File) Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wellington (AFP) - AB de Villiers became the fastest batsman to reach 9,000 runs in one-day internationals when he made 85 for South Africa in the third ODI against New Zealand in Wellington on Saturd ...

Canada conservationist warns of 'cyber poaching'

Conservationist Steve Cooke says a safari company has been tagging animals in order to find them to show guests.  By CARL DE SOUZA (AFP/File) Saturday, February 25, 2017

Ottawa (AFP) - Photographers, poachers and eco-tour operators are in the crosshairs of a Canadian conservationist who warns that tracking tags are being hacked and misused to harass and hunt endangere ...

UN warns Burundi's president over fourth term

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza (L), seen with then-UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in 2016, has been the country's leader since 2005.  By STRINGER (AFP/File) Saturday, February 25, 2017

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza against seeking a fourth term, saying such a move risks deepening the cris ...

FIFA chief Infantino meets Zimbabwe's Mugabe

FIFA president Gianni Infantino traveled to Harare on February 23, 2017, to attend the birthday party of Zimbabwe football chief Philip Chiyangwa.  By Ye Aung Thu (AFP/File) Friday, February 24, 2017

Harare (AFP) - FIFA president Gianni Infantino met Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe on Friday a day after he attended a birthday party for the country's football chief, an official said. Zimbabwe Fo ...

Morocco urges UN to end Polisario 'provocation'

Morocco's King Mohammed VI spoke with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to deplore Friday, February 24, 2017

Rabat (AFP) - Morocco's King Mohammed VI on Friday asked the United Nations to take urgent measures to end "provocation" by the Algeria-backed Polisario Front threatening the ceasefire in the disputed ...

Solar-powered cinema opens in Burkina ahead of festival

President of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kabore (C) cuts the ribbon during the inauguration of a new movie theatre which runs on solar power in Ouagadougou on February 24, 2017.  By Ahmed OUOBA (AFP) Friday, February 24, 2017

Ouagadougou (AFP) - A solar-powered cinema was unveiled in Burkina Faso Friday ahead of Ouagadougou's hosting of Africa's top film festival, even as movie theatres on the continent continue to disappe ...

New putter helps Fichardt to Joburg Open lead

Darren Fichardt of South Africa tops the leaderboard at the Joburg Open golf championship.  By STEPHEN HINDLEY (AFP/File) Friday, February 24, 2017

Johannesburg (AFP) - A new putter helped South African Darren Fichardt to a 66 Friday and a one-shot clubhouse lead in the rain-affected Joburg Open golf championship. "New putter, new grip and I a ...

Gambia celebrates Barrow's inauguration

Gambian President Adama Barrow looks at the audience from the roof of a car as he arrives at the Independence Stadium in Bakau, west of the capital Banjul for his inauguration ceremony, on February 18, 2017.  By SEYLLOU (AFP) Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bakau (Gambia) (AFP) - Thousands celebrated Saturday as new Gambian President Ad ...

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Bodies of 74 migrants wash up on Libya beach

Libyan Red Crescent volunteers recovering the bodies of 74 migrants that washed ashore on February 20 near Zawiyah on Libya’s northern coast on February 21, 2017.  By Mohaned KREMA (Al-Zawiyah Branch - Libyan Red Crescent/AFP) Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Harcha (Libya) (AFP) - The bodies of 74 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranea ...

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South Africa: Longstanding Criminal Justice Failures And Toxic Populist Rhetoric Fueling Xenophobia

File Photo Friday, February 24, 2017

[B]Authorities must ensure adequate protection for all refugees and migrants liv ...

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Solar-powered cinema opens in Burkina ahead of festival

President of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kabore (C) cuts the ribbon during the inauguration of a new movie theatre which runs on solar power in Ouagadougou on February 24, 2017.  By Ahmed OUOBA (AFP) Friday, February 24, 2017

Ouagadougou (AFP) - A solar-powered cinema was unveiled in Burkina Faso Friday a ...

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S.African police fire rubber bullets at anti-immigrant march

Nigerian students staged a protest in Abuja on February 23, 2017, over a spike in attacks targeting foreign nationals in South Africa.  By PHILIP OJISUA (AFP) Friday, February 24, 2017

Pretoria (AFP) - South African police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to ...

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Boko Haram leader killed spokesman over 'leadership plot'

The leader of Boko Haram's main faction, Abubakar Shekau, admits killing the group's spokesman.  By HO (BOKO HARAM/AFP/File) Friday, February 24, 2017

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - The leader of Boko Haram's main faction, Abubakar Shekau, ...

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