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  • Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:12

    Chad's former ruler Habre awaits ruling in landmark human rights trial

    DAKAR - Chad's former ruler Hissene Habre faces a three-month wait to learn his fate after a landmark human rights trial in Senegal at which victims gave harrowing accounts of arbitrary detention, torture and prisoners being forced to dig mass graves.

  • Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:11

    Uganda says senior Lord's Resistance Army leader surrenders in CAR

    KAMPALA - The Ugandan military said on Thursday that a senior commander in warlord Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army had surrendered, a move analysts say showed disarray in rebel ranks and strengthened the possibility of Kony's capture.

  • Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:10

    South African Foreign Minister denies Zuma received a request to mediate in Mozambique

    Maputo - The South African Minister of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that the South African President had not received any request from Renamo to mediate in the political crisis in Mozambique, contrary to the statements made by Afonso Dhlakama, leader of the country?s largest opposition party.

  • Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:02

    Central Africans head to the polls under a shadow from the past

    BANGUI - The smiling faces of two former prime ministers, Anicet-Georges Dologuele and Faustin-Archange Touadera, gaze out from thousands of campaign posters plastered across Central African Republic's dusty riverside capital Bangui.

  • Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:01

    Islamic State fighters head south in Libya, threatening Sahel

    DAKAR - Groups of Islamic State fighters are quitting their bases in Libya fearing Western air strikes and heading south, posing a new threat to countries in Africa's Sahel region including Niger and Chad, officials and intelligence sources said.

  • Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:00

    South Africa sets up state-owned pharmaceutical firm: Zuma

    CAPE TOWN - South Africa has set up a state-owned pharmaceutical company that would compete with local firms in supplying medicines to public hospitals, President Jacob Zuma said in his state of the nation address on Thursday.

  • Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:00

    Congo government says still plans to change mining code

    KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's top copper producer, has not dropped plans to revise its mining code, the mines ministry said on Thursday, in an apparent contradiction to comments made by the mines minister on Wednesday.

  • Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:59

    U.N. mission sends Burundi officers home over unrest

    BANGUI - The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is repatriating three military officers on suspicion they committed human rights violations during political unrest in their home country, Burundi, an internal document showed.

  • Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:58

    South Sudan president appoints rival as deputy, sealing peace deal

    JUBA - South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir has re-appointed his rival Riek Machar as vice president, a decree said on Thursday, sealing a deal to try to end months of civil war in the world's newest nation.