Mandla Mandela to face assault charges -South Africa prosecutors

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December 2, 2013

South Africa will charge one of Nelson Mandela's grandsons with assault and brandishing a gun at another man, a prosecutor's official said on Sunday, in a further embarrassment for the...

Mali's ex-junta chief Sanogo detained

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November 27, 2013

Malian security forces have detained General Amadou Sanogo, the leader of the coup that plunged the country into chaos last year, the defense ministry said on Wednesday. Sanogo has this month...

Mali goes to polls under threat of Islamist violence

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November 24, 2013

Millions of Malians were expected to vote on Sunday in parliamentary elections intended to cap the troubled west African nation's return to democracy but overshadowed by the threat of Islamist...

Chad's president appoints economist as PM after government quits

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November 22, 2013

Chad's President Idriss Deby named a new prime minister on Thursday, hours after the previous head of government resigned along with his cabinet as parliament prepared to examine a motion of...

First Africa-Arab summit since uprisings urges economic ties

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November 20, 2013

Arab and African leaders meeting in Kuwait on Wednesday wound up their first summit since the region's uprisings in 2011 by calling for closer economic and security cooperation.

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Tears as Mandela lies in state

December 11, 2013 Nelson Mandela's tearful widow at Soweto stadium

Nelson Mandela's tearful widow was among scores of family and dignitaries who stopped to pay their last respects before his open casket Wednesday, as the celebrated leader lay in state.

NIGERIA: West Africa's Giant Salutes the Giant of West Africa

December 10, 2013 Nelson Mandela: respect from Nigerians

Nigeria reacted to the news of Nelson Mandela’s death with the announcement of three days of national mourning, a gesture of total respect for a non-Nigerian held in huge regard across Africa’s most populous country.

Mandela's death raises leadership questions

December 9, 2013 Former South African Thabo Mbéki

Former president Thabo Mbeki on Sunday challenged South Africa's leadership to ask if they are living up to Nelson Mandela's standards, in a pointed public challenge to his ANC comrades.

SOUTH AFRICA: Songs and prayers for Mandela

December 9, 2013

South Africans of all races and religions united in an outpouring of prayer and song for their beloved Nelson Mandela on Sunday, hearing calls to keep his dream of a Rainbow Nation alive.

France to start disarming Central African Republic fighters on Monday

December 9, 2013

France said it will start disarming fighters in the Central African Republic by force if necessary on Monday, as relative calm returned to the capital Bangui following three days of heavy fighting between Christians and Muslims.

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