Libyan militia attempting to export oil abroad
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Militias in control of Libya's eastern ports are attempting to export oil with a North Korea-flagged tanker that docked at gunpoint Saturday, as the prime minister said his military leaders failed to carry out orders to stop the vessel.
South Africa: Mandela comrade stays in the game
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of Nelson Mandela's closest confidants is still challenging the powers that be, with plenty of guidance from his ancestors, the ancient Greeks.
Rwanda expels 6 South African diplomats
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Rwanda's Foreign Minister says the government has expelled six South African diplomats.
Nigeria defense minister: uprising surmountable
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's new defense minister says the country's northeastern Islamic uprising is "daunting but surmountable" and promises to make Nigeria safe.
Pistorius trial grips viewers worldwide
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — During breaks in his murder trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes confers intensely with his camp, murmuring in the ear of his chief defense lawyer. When witnesses testify, the double-amputee athlete takes notes or sits with hands clasped, occasionally covering his face, hed bowed, as though troubled by the graphic accounts of how he fatally shot his girlfriend last year.
Pistorius trial hears damaging testimony
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — In a day of potentially damaging testimony, a former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius said at his murder trial Friday that he once shot his gun out of a car sunroof and later cheated on her with the woman he killed last year. And a security guard recalled the athlete telling him everything was "fine" after neighbors reported gunshots coming from Pistorius' house on the ...
Kenya president and cabinet take pay cuts
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president Friday announced that he and his entire cabinet will take pay cuts as part of austerity measures to reduce the country's rising wage bill.
Wounded South Sudan rebels fear hospital
BOR, South Sudan (AP) — Satine Riek remembers the sting as the bullet pierced his leg. The 26-year-old soldier, who recently defected from South Sudan's army, was shot last month when government troops recaptured the town of Bor.
3 killed trying to escape Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Mahamat Nour and his two friends knew they had to flee the capital of Central African Republic, where mobs decapitate Muslims in the streets and mutilate their corpses.
More than 6,000 Mozambicans displaced by fighting
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambican Prime Minister Alberto Vaquina says attacks by the opposition party and former rebel movement Renamo have displaced more than 6,000 people in the central parts of the country.
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