Africa

Sudan Upgrades Air Bases Near South Sudan

A watchdog group says Sudan is expanding its capacity to conduct air strikes along the border with neighboring South Sudan. The Satellite Sentinel Project says images from space show Sudan upgrading airbases it recently captured from rebels in Blue Nile state, which borders South Sudan

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ANC to Deliver Verdict on Party’s Youth Leader

South Africa's ruling party is expected to announce the verdict Thursday of a disciplinary hearing for its outspoken youth leader. Julius Malema and five top officials of the African National Congress's youth league are charged with bringing disgrace to the party and promoting division within the ANC. Malema is accused of undermining President Jacob Zuma's leadership

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Nigerian Security Hunts Attackers Who Killed More Than 100

Nigerian security forces are searching for attackers who killed more than 100 people in a series of bombings and shootings across northern states this past week. The coordinated attacks on police stations, churches, and an army base in small towns across northern Nigeria are being blamed on the Islamic sect Boko Haram. The sect claimed responsibility for the August bombing of the U.N

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Boko Haram Attacks in Nigeria Leave at Least 63 Dead

The Red Cross says at least 63 people have died in a wave of violence in northeast Nigeria after a series of bombings and shootings around the city of Damaturu. Armed gunmen rampaged through the town in Yobe state Friday night, bombing police stations, a bank, and several churches. Gunfire rang out through the night, and in the morning

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Suicide bombers hit military targets in Nigeria

Nigerian officials say at least three bombs exploded in the northeastern city of Maiduguri on Friday, and another in a nearby city. Witnesses say the blasts took place within a short period of time in Maiduguri, where the government has blamed increasing violence on the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram

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Liberia’s Opposition CDC Issues Demands Days Before Runoff Vote

Liberia’s opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) party has outlined a number of conditions it says must be met before it will participate in the November 8th presidential runoff election. George Solo, a CDC spokesman and deputy campaign manager, said the demands include a 50-50 representation by the CDC and the ruling Unity Party on the National Elections Commission (NEC) which is organizing the vote

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