Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The head of Tunisia's anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party, Beji Caid Essebsi, was on Nov. 25 leading the country's first presidential election since a 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring uprisings.
MASERU – Reuters
Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane accuses his country's army of attempting a coup against him, but the military denies seeking to oust him.
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.
Libya’s toothless interim government announced late Aug. 28 it had tendered its resignation to the elected parliament, days after a rival Islamist administration was created
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.
FREETOWN - Agence France-Presse
The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.
NAIROBI - The Associated Press
Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, according to a new study
GUARABOULI - Agence France-Presse
Libyan rescuers have recovered the bodies of around 170 people after a boat carrying illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sank at sea last week, a coast guard official said
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.
KANO, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
Boko Haram's leader said he has created an Islamic caliphate in a northeast Nigeria town seized by the insurgents earlier this month, in a video obtained by AFP on Sunday.
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
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