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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...

Top Al-Shabaab Militant Zakariye Ahmed Ismail Hersi Surrenders to Somali Police

Top al-Shabaab militant Zakariye Ahmed Ismail Hersi surrendered to Somali police. BBC News said Hersi, a leading figure in the group's intelligence wing, surrendered to...

Riots Erupt in Zambian Capital Over Acting President Guy Scott Firing Edgar Lungu

Riots have erupted in Zambia's capital city Lusaka as protests mount over white acting president Guy Scott, firing Edgar Lungu, the ruling party's secretary general...
President Obama Announces $33 Billion in Commitments to Africa

President Obama Announces $33 Billion in Commitments to Africa

President Obama announced $33 billion in commitments to Africa to form economic partnerships beyond the usual humanitarian aid. This comes as the U.S. is...

FREE AT LAST: Sudan ‘Apostasy’ Woman, Meriam Ibrahim, Arrives in the U.S.

FREE AT LAST: Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was freed from death row for apostasy after international outrage, has arrived in the U.S....

Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, Who Led Fight Against Ebola in Sierra Leone, Dies from...

Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, who led the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone, died from the virus. Government officials have hailed Khan, 39, as...

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