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Protesters Demand Congolese President Joseph Kabila Step Down After Mandate Expires

By Aaron Ross and Tim Cocks KINSHASA (Reuters) - Protests erupted in several neighborhoods of the Congolese capital Kinshasa late on Monday and police fired...
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South Africa’s Ruling ANC Party Suffers Biggest Loss Since Apartheid

By James Macharia JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The African National Congress lost its grip on local government in Tshwane, home of South Africa's capital Pretoria, as...
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Oscar Pistorius Convicted of Murder, Twitter Goes Crazy

South African blade runner Oscar Pistorius was convicted of murder the death of then-girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after the Supreme Court overturned a previous verdict....
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Report: Mugabe Mocks US on Gay Marriage, Offers to Propose to President Obama

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe mocked the U.S. on the Supreme Court recently upholding gay marriage and offered to propose to President Obama. SMH. Mugabe said, “Since President...

Boko Haram Militants Seize Lake Chad’s Karamga Island

Islamic militants Boko Haram has seized the island of Karamga in Lake Chad from Niger's army, killing "many" soldiers, Reuters reports.   Hundreds of armed fighters...

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Loses Election to Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has lost the election to opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari in tight election. He reportedly called to congratulate him on the...

President Obama to Make First Official Visit to Kenya

President Obama will make his first official trip to Kenya in July. The White House said he will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which...

Ivory Coast’s Former First Lady Simone Gbagbo Gets 20-Year Prison Sentence

Simone Gbagbo, Ivory Coast's former first lady, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in the violence that erupted following the...

Jacob Zuma Plan: Foreigners Will Be Banned from Owning Land in South Africa

South African President Jacob Zuma shocked many when he unveiled his plan to ban foreigners from owning land in South Africa. Two decades after the...

Kenyan Government Apologizes for Tear-Gassing Student Protesters at Lang’ata School

Kenyan authorities apologized after police used tear gas on students protesting the sale of the playground at Lang'ata school in Nairobi to a developer. Internal Security Minister...

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