Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Namibia's outgoing president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's $5 million African leadership prize, an award meant to recognise good governance that has been presented only three times in eight years.
BENGHAZI - Agence France-Presse
Libya's elected parliament has branded as "terrorists" the Islamist militias which announced their seizure of Tripoli airport after a weeks-long battle and are challenging its legitimacy.
JUBA - Agence France-Presse
South Sudan's civil war entered its ninth month Friday with rebels and government troops engaged in heavy battles, both sides said, days after UN warnings of sanctions over the conflict.
MONROVIA - Agence France-Presse
The UN's new pointman on Ebola was due to arrive in west Africa on Thursday for a visit aimed at shoring up health services in the region where at least 1,350 lives have been lost to the virus.
ABUJA - Agence France-Presse
Nigeria on Monday confirmed a new case of Ebola in the financial capital Lagos, bringing the total number of people in the country with the virus to 10.
NAIROBI - The Associated Press
Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, according to a new study
ENTEBBE - Associated Press
Scores of Ugandan homosexuals and their supporters are holding a gay pride parade on a beach in the lakeside town of Entebbe
Seventeen patients infected with Ebola were unaccounted for on Sunday after they fled an armed raid on a quarantine centre in Monrovia by men who claimed the epidemic is a fiction.
UNITED NATIONS - The Associated Press
A top U.N. official on Wednesday told the Security Council that a fresh wave of violence in South Sudan is dragging the world's youngest country closer to a "humanitarian catastrophe" as the global body bolsters its military presence there.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Reuters
Suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said
PRETORIA, South Africa - The Associated Press
The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial said Thursday the the double-amputee athlete's lawyers have floated more than one theory in a dishonest attempt to defend against a murder charge for his killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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