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Ali Zidan spoke as Republican Sen. John McCain made a brief visit to Tripoli to meet with the prime minister and other officials.
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Thuli Madonsela, whose position of public protector is the equivalent of an ombudsman, responded to calls from the ruling party, the African National Congress, to release her report on the money spent on Zuma's home, after some details of the report were leaked.
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Nigeria's military is recommending immediate trial for 500 suspected extremist militants and the president is promising an economic boost for the northeast region confronting an Islamic uprising.
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Ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela is not "doing well" but is continuing to put up a courageous fight from his "deathbed," members of his family have told the South African Broadcasting Corporation in an interview.
At least 12 civilians were killed and 30 wounded, including children, in an attack northwest of the Central African Republic capital Bangui, the U.N. mission there said on Tuesday.
The number of countries posing an "extreme risk" to human rights has soared by 70% in the past five years, according to experts.
Congo's president wants talks with rebels in the country's east concluded as soon as possible, Ugandan and Congolese statements said, although there was no sign of a breakthrough on the wording of an accord that scuppered a signing last month.
After years of delay, protests and legal action, a tolling system finally came into force Tuesday on a large part of the freeway network of South Africa's richest province, Gauteng, amid threats by opponents to continue the fight against the tolls which they warn could cost the ruling African National Congress votes in next year's elections.
Only four months after a raging fire engulfed the arrivals terminal at Kenya's main airport, officials are breaking ground on new airport construction that Kenyan leaders hope will cement the country as East Africa's transportation leader.
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A growing body of evidence collected by U.N. investigators points to the involvement of senior Syrian officials, including President Bashar Assad, in crimes against humanity and war crimes, the U.N.'s top human rights official said Monday.
Lawmakers in Somalia voted Monday to oust the country's prime minister and his Cabinet after 14 months in office.
Sirleaf, dressed in a purple suit, told the Associated Press as she marched that she and others were "marching for a purpose, to stop violence against women.
In this Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, file photo, National Parks Board officials carry a large elephant tusk in the stockpile storeroom at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Egyptian security forces close Tahrir Square to disperse protesters demonstrating against the government in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.
Hundreds of Islamic militants in trucks and a stolen armored personnel carrier attacked an air force base on the outskirts of a Nigerian city before dawn Monday, officials and witnesses said, possibly leaving scores of people dead in one of the insurgent group's most daring attacks ever.