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Anti-Apartheid Activist Winnie Mandela Dies at Age 81

Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Mandela dies after a long illness. She was 81 years old. The Mail & Guardian reports that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela died at the "Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg...
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Robert Mugabe Removed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador Following Widespread Outrage

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was removed as the World Health Organization (WHO) goodwill ambassador after the move prompted widespread outrage by "Western donors and...
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Kenya’s Supreme Court Annuls Presidential Election Results, Orders New Vote

Kenya's Supreme Court annuls the presidential election results due to irregularities and has ordered a new election be held within 60 days. Um, so...
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Ghana’s New President Nana Akufo-Addo Plagiarized Bill Clinton, George Bush Word-for-Word

Ghana's new president Nana Akufo-Addo plagiarized former Presidents Bill  Clinton and George W. Bush word-for-word in his inauguration speech. “Ghana has long been one of...
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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...

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...

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