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A boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast and most are feared dead, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said.
BANGUI / ANKARA
Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoğlu will pay a visit to the crisis-torn Central African Republic (CAR) April 28 as part of a fact-finding mission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
JUBA - Agence France-Presse
Rebel gunmen in South Sudan massacred "hundreds" of civilians in ethnic killings when they captured the oil town of Bentiu last week, the UN said Monday
TRIPOLI - Agence France-Presse
The speaker of Libya's General National Congress confirmed Ahmed Miitig as the country's prime minister Monday
NAIROBI - Reuters
South Sudan sent troops to secure a United Nations base after armed civilians fired on displaced tribespeople sheltering there, in an attack that killed at least 48
The UN's top human rights official arrived in South Sudan on Monday, officials said, amid an increase in global concern over the country's civil war and a wave of atrocities.
MAIDUGURI/ABUJA - Reuters
Nigeria's military said on Wednesday its forces had freed most of the more than 100 teenage schoolgirls abducted by Islamist Boko Haram militants
PRETORIA - Agence France-Presse
South Africa marked two decades of multi-racial democracy on Sunday, still feeling the loss of Nelson Mandela and in sombre mood just 10 days before elections
South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel indicated on Tuesday that he would wrap up his searing cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius, who has now spent more than a week in the witness box.
BEIRUT - Agence France-Presse
Lebanon's parliament failed to elect a new president on Wednesday, with no candidate securing the two-thirds of the vote needed to win and many lawmakers leaving their ballots blank.
ABUJA - Reuters
A morning rush hour bomb killed at least 71 people at a Nigerian bus station on the outskirts of the capital on Monday
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