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Ivory Coast: Gbagbo’s Son Arrested

Ivory Coast has charged 12 allies of former President Laurent Gbagbo, including his son and the party chief, for their roles in the country's deadly post-election violence. Officials said Wednesday close Gbagbo aide and former leader of the Ivorian Popular Front, Pascal Affi N'Guessan, was charged along with the former president's son, Michel Gbagbo

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British PM Cameron Recalls Parliament amid Riots, Vows to Restore Order

British Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to restore order and punish those responsible for the violent riots that have swept London for a third day and spread to other cities. Mr. Cameron recalled parliament from its summer recess Tuesday and nearly tripled the number of police on the streets to deal with the crisis that has left one person dead and at least 58 injured, most of them police officers

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Zambia: PF Will Not Succeed in Blocking Rupiah Banda Re-Election Bid Through The Courts

A Zambian activist says it is unlikely the main opposition Patriotic Front (PF) party will succeed in its legal challenge seeking to prevent President Rupiah Banda from seeking re-election in September. Lee Habasonda, executive director for the Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes, said Zambians do not think the judiciary is “totally” independent of the executive

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African Union Calls Donor Summit for Famine Victims

The African Union has announced it will hold a donor summit in an attempt to raise money for the millions of drought-affected people in Somalia. AU Deputy Chairman Erasmus Mwencha Monday said African heads of state, regional economic blocs and international organizations will gather in Addis Ababa on August 9

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President Obama Announces Deal to Raise U.S Debt Ceiling

U.S. President Barack Obama says a deal has been reached with House and Senate leaders to raise the nation's debt ceiling and keep the government from defaulting on its $14.3 trillion debt. Mr. Obama appeared in the White House briefing room Sunday night to announce the proposed deal, which he said cuts $1 trillion in spending over 10 years and sets up a bipartisan panel in Congress to look at further reductions

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Uganda’s Largest Market Gutted In Fire

An overnight fire has gutted one of Uganda's largest markets, devastating traders who lost all of their merchandise in the blaze. Local officials say the fire in Kampala's Parkyard market broke out in the early hours of Sunday morning, when the market was empty

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