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Columns of African Union and Somali troops are moving deeper into land controlled by al-Qaida-linked militants, forcing fighters to flee from five towns in quick succession in a further squeezing of al-Shabab's strongholds.
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An American outdoors writer died of an apparent heatstroke while on assignment in a Ugandan jungle, the magazine Men's Journal said on Tuesday.
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A jihadist network connected to al-Qaida has distributed online pictures and messages calling for attacks on France and President Francois Hollande over French military operations in Mali and Central African Republic.
16 hrs ago | CNews
Elephants can tell whether a human poses a threat by listening to his voice and sussing out subtle clues about his age, gender and ethnicity, according to a study released on Monday.
A security official in the city of Assiut said the bus driver lost control of the wheel on an inundated stretch of road, striking the truck and then overturning.
Libyan officials said that government forces on Monday took over a North Korean-flagged oil tanker docked at a terminal held by a regional militia, where it had been attempting to load oil.
A very strong earthquake rattled the Northern California coast and was widely felt across the region, but authorities said early Monday that there were no reports of any injuries or damages.
The rally participants marched through the city and shouted slogans of support for President Salva Kiir while also denouncing Hilde Johnson, the top U.N. official in the country.
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock as he listens to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 10, 2014.
African officials say their U.N. Security Council-mandated investigation of human rights abuses in Central African Republic is getting underway in an effort to head off possible genocide.
With a World Bank scholarship and top grades in the first year of her masters degree in agriculture, 27-year-old Cleo Kambugu should be well on the road to her goal of an academic career in Uganda.
In this Wednesday, April 24, 2013 file photo, Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt's Defense Minister salutes during an arrival ceremony for U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at the Ministry of Defense in Cairo, Egypt.
No South African citizens were on the Malaysia Airlines jet which vanished with 239 people on board, the international relations department said on Sunday.
Armed attack by about 50 young men on Government House, Enugu in the early hours of yesterday was repelled by security operatives attached to the state seat of power.
A corruption-free government, service delivery to communities and investment towards infrastructure would stimulate growth in the South African economy, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said on Saturday.